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Re: Graphical boot isn't so graphical



On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 11:53, Alan Cox wrote:
> > X feels too heavyweight for this purpose.
> > 
> > Seems like it should be framebuffer approach.  You could probably do it
> > all in one binary instead of moving "all of X" to the root filesystem.
> > 
> > Just wonder the what the rationale is of using X over a frame buffer
> > approach.
> 
> -	Only one thing breaks if we use X11, so either rhgb & desktop 
> 	work, or neither work
> 
> -	The only mode we could safely switch to/from would be generic
> 	VGA modes (640x480x16)
> 
> I did suggest doing that display using text mode, and carefully built
> custom font but that has issues as well.

What about a VESA framebuffer? AFAIK, nearly every graphics card in the
market support VESA 1.x (at least). During installation, Anaconda could
check if the videocard supports VESA and, if so, install rhgb.




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