syscons by default?
kris at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 9 15:45:54 PST 2003
On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 12:44:08AM +0100, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 11:02:55AM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 01:58:43PM +0000, Pete Bentley wrote:
> > > On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 11:03:52AM -0800, Doug White wrote:
> > > > Which is really pesky since XFree86 will work on the ATI fine, we just
> > > > need a way of having syscons attach the display but not use it so XFree86
> > > > can nab it later. I see that the creator code handles the case where its
> > > > not the chosen console; I wonder if some shim driver that goes through the
> > > > motions but doesn't implement any of the fb functions might work.
> > >
> > > Is it not possible to write shim driver that falls back onto the OBP
> > > functions for text mode output? Sure they're slow, but at least
> > > you could potentially get text working under syscons, then XFree86
> > > can grab the device later and do its thing.
> > I'm sure it's possible - if you could investigate this it would be
> > greatly appreciated by the rest of the users without Creator3D
> > hardware.
> Should I interpret that as "the Creator3D does not have the problem" ?
Creator3D is the supported graphics card. If you have one, you can run syscons and XFree86.
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