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Re: [TCLUG:6500] frame buffer support

Cooler still, if you have a SMP machine, you get a penguin for each
processor.  Sparc Linux has a penguin holding a beer.  :-)

Peter Lukas

On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, Tim Wilson wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> I was compiling 2.2.10 my Linux box at work today, and I decided to try to
> the frame buffer video stuff. It's a fresh install of Linux Mandrake 6.0
> (BTW, Mandrake is really sweet!), and I did install XFree86-FBDev. Anyway,
> I configured the kernel with frame buffer support, selected my Matrox
> Millenium II card, and finished the compile. After the reboot I got this
> cool little Penguin logo at the top of my screen (evidence that the frame
> buffer is operating apparently), and the video on my system is remarkably
> faster. I mean A LOT faster! Scrolling in Netscape is lightning quick.
> Anyway, if anyone wants to try this, I think you need one of the Matrox
> cards. I assume that frame buffer support for other cards is forthcoming.
> Please correct me if I've got some details wrong here. I didn't read too
> much about it before I took the plunge.
> Later,
> Tim
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