Joined: 16 Jun 2008 Posts: 1774 Location: 500 seconds from Sol
Posted: Sat 30 May 2015, 11:11 Post subject:
uvesafb and fbdev
First, on behalf of myself and all other Puppyites who lack the skill and dedication it takes to compile applications, please accept our thanks for your interest and efforts. You are one of a handful of unsung heroes without which Puppy would have vanished along with many other "small" distros.
As I tend to be "all over the place", if and when you've compiled uvesafb and/or fbdev applications for Tahrpup or Slacko, please call them to my attention by email. I'll be more than happy to run tests on my Acer.
Joined: 10 Jun 2005 Posts: 5468 Location: Australia
Posted: Fri 05 Jun 2015, 08:24 Post subject:
Well I just packaged the fbdev driver for Tahrpup 6 and Slacko 6beta, but in the process I learned that the fbdev driver should be no better than the modesetting driver already included in these modern Puppies. So there's no point posting the packages.
How does this translate to Puppy? Slacko6-beta has xorg-server 1.14. Tahrpup 6.x has xorg-server 1.15. No good with either of these.
But I see that Ubuntu Vivid Vervet has xorg-server 1.17
... and I see that 666philb has created a Puppy derivative based on Vivid -
Poulsbo graphics users - you should really try the modesetting driver in Vividpup beta!
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