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Will Puppy 1.0.3 have framebuffer support?
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Herm
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2005, 02:54    Post subject:  Will Puppy 1.0.3 have framebuffer support?  

Will upcoming Puppy-Version have a kernel with Frame-Buffer-Support (maybe selectable at boot-time). A lot of old PCs, especially notebooks, which are predestined for such an application, would have a "second right to exist" Wink
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Lobster
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jun 2005, 00:14    Post subject: Pup in Boots v 1.0.3  

The New puppy will be delivered in a few days.
This is what is known:
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/wikka/PupInBoots

I have called it Pup In Boots as a name emerges Smile
the expected name is usually 1.0.3 Official
so 1.0.3 Official (Pup In Boots)

version 1.0.4 I am calling Puppy Holiday

For those with broadband connections unable to wait a few days
PizzaPup has a Boot option AND uses the 2.4 kernel and is very reliable
The unique OperaPuplet uses the 2.6 kernel and a boot option

When the new Puppy arrives (probably as a release candidate first) please consider testing it AND creating feedback. The experimental usage of the 2.6 kernel is unique amongst small distros. The lessons learnt will be invaluable.

Be Happy. New Puppy . . . very soon . . .
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2005, 11:04    Post subject:  

No, it doesn't have framebuffer support.
There is a framebuffer-enabled kernel option available in Unleashed.

I'm thinking though, it doesn't make the kernel much bigger, so when upgrade to a later 2.4 kernel, will make it framebuffer enabled in the official Puppy release.

However, selectable at boot time... no, that's a problem, as would have to include the framebuffer X server also, adding about 1M to Puppy.
Currently in Unleashed you choose no-framebuffer and you get the Xvesa X server. if you choose framebuffer, you get the framebuffer-enabled kernel and the xfbdev X server. That is either, so both aren't in Puppy.
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zygo
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2005, 08:24    Post subject:  

Barry,

I'm not clear. If I download 'puppy unleashed bare bones 1.0.3' can I choose packages to make it work with my onboard intel video card? Is xfbdev-v1.tar.gz the only file I need?
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zygo
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2005, 09:06    Post subject:  

Sorry, I'm thinking of downloading Puppy "bare bones" version 1.0.3 not unleashed.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2005, 09:31    Post subject:  

Would somebody mind explaining what 'framebuffer' means? Confused

Thanks.
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babbs


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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2005, 09:49    Post subject:  

Flash, although I can't give you a good answer (as in short and to the point), this site seems to have some good info on framebuffer: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Framebuffer-HOWTO.html

Framebuffer
Portion of video card memory that holds the information necessary to display a single screen image. The size of the framebuffer determines the resolution and maximum colors able to be displayed. (Source: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/f/framebuf.htm)

Another link: http://i810fb.sourceforge.net/
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Flash
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2005, 10:08    Post subject:  

Thanks Babbs, that was exactly what I wanted to know.
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