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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:52 am    Post subject: [Renamed] PPC Framebuffer Info? Reply with quote

It's been so long since I started from a scratch install that I can't remember the best way to get a fast, high-rez console/framebuffer. What's the ideal combination of kernel .config settings and yaboot.conf parameters to achieve this? My shiny LCD looks to be pushing 640x480 right now, which is really sort of painful :(

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, so I've done a little research, and in the short-term, it looks like passing the correct vga= parameter to the kernel should get me where I want. Still, I'd like to know what viable options there are on PPC for video control outside of X. Is there a nice breakdown of radeonfb, open firmware framebuffers, rivafb, etc? This machine has a stock GeForce4 MX, and I've heard nasty things about rivafb for a couple years now. Seems like there really isn't much information available about framebuffer video in general, especially outside VESA/x86 territory. Anyone know of a nice FAQ I can browse through?

My goal here is to get the fastest possible video I can on this machine (outside DRI, of course) so I'm just wondering which kernel options to skip, parameters to pass, etc.
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