Re: [forum] How about running X on top of something else?
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On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:46:46PM +0100, Christoph Egger wrote: > Imagine the situation: There's a GGI driver for XFree86 and you use > the fbdev target on your console (fbdev driver is already loaded). > XFree86 scans the PCI bus for the card to get control over it > > before let act the GGI driver. Then the GGI driver > sets up the graphic mode => the fbdev target uses fbdev's ioctl for this. > Past this point, fbdev and XFree86 comes into a hw-resource access > conflict => BOOM! So don't load XFree's scanpci module. > That's just one situation. Using GGI's svgalib target in that situation > is even worse! Maybe using svgalib is a bad idea anyway :) > And btw: Is scanning the local PCI bus really necessary when the memory > target or even a remote target is used? > > IMO, there's a major design flaw in XFree86!! Sorry. Maybe you should read the code you're talking about before trolling around. > If you don't believe me, then ask the XDarwin folk, why they write their > own X server instead of a _native_ XFree86 driver using > Apple's Quartz/OpenGL/whatever API _directly_! Why not? If I had to write an Xserver for an OS with an existing Graphics framework I'd do the same..
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