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Havoc Pennington hp at
Mon Nov 15 00:58:51 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-11-14 at 11:28 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > Can this be done without using X? Is there some sort of really simple
> > X server-style application that could do this?
> >
> I think there are kernel patches out there for doing this (though the
> framebuffer device) although I'm not sure if they are upstream nor what
> state they are in; I suppose the kernel dudes would know.

IIRC the reason we did rhgb with X is that the kernel guys couldn't come
up with any other approach that they would accept (or at least any other
that they would accept and that was feasible to implement)

But yeah, with these gdm results rhgb is looking like a bad idea to me;
as soon as we can get up rhgb, we could get up gdm, and so we may as
well jump straight to gdm and possibly extend gdm to display boot

It might still be useful to get a non-X graphical display up earlier,
before gdm/rhgb can start, though. Depending on how quickly we can get
gdm up after a couple solid rounds of hacking on the boot time problem.


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