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Re: Xfree86 video buffering?
From: "KF (Lists)" <kf_lists () digitalmunition com>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 20:56:49 -0500

As a follow up I have had some interaction with the Xorg folks and one gentleman has mentioned the following:

(they will) "... look into why the current method isn't very effective with the vesa driver and go from there."

also

"Enabling the VESA 'clear memory' feature when programming the initial
video seems to address this with the vesa driver, but does add
several seconds to the startup."

I still need to file an official bug report but they are looking into it anyway.

-KF

_evil wrote:
KF (lists) wrote:
i've had a similiar issue with a 3dfx "banshee" videocard and some (beta)driver under win2k (or win98?). this card had 16MB video-ram and as cards are coming with more and more ram, these things might occur more often. the thing is: where does the video-card save this "screenshot", when the computer is powered down? maybe this ATX ("soft poweroff" or so?) is to blame. or even ACPI. yes, blame ACPI ;-)



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