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Re: XFree86-FBDev and /dev/fb0

To: Andy Isaacson <adisaacs@mr-happy.com>
Subject: Re: XFree86-FBDev and /dev/fb0
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 01:37:23 +0100
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20000105114922.B20983@mr-happy.com>
References: <38726C8D.D912DF94@detroit.sgi.com> <00010516082202.01432@pingu.kastner.net> <20000105114922.B20983@mr-happy.com>
Sender: owner-linuxmips@oss.sgi.com
On Wed, Jan 05, 2000 at 11:49:22AM -0500, Andy Isaacson wrote:

> > I have kernel with framebuffer (when I boot, I see linux-sgi.logo - 2.2.1)
> > 
> > I have no /dev/fb0.
> 
> You probably need to create the device node, then.  Look at the man
> page for mknod, and Documentation/devices.txt in your kernel source
> tree, for further info.

That alone won't help.

A system with the XL graphics will never have a real working framebuffer.

  Ralf

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