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Frame Buffer Device Driver hgafb

Description

Driver for the old Hercules Graphics Adaptor cards.

Supported hardware

6845 CRTC controller

Supported architectures

i386

Features

Supported in kernel 2.2.xNo
Supported in kernel 2.3.xYes
Can be compiled in the kernelYes
Can be compiled as a moduleYes
Supports the modedb video mode databaseNo
Supports multiple boardsNo

Status

Beta

Driver source

Included in kernels 2.3.50+.

Command line options

Kernel option: 'video=hga:font:{fontname}'
Module options: '[font={fontname}] [nologo={0|1}]'
Where 'fontname' is one of VGA8x8, VGA8x16, SUN8x16, Acorn8x8, PEARL8x8
'nologo=1' disables the penguin logo when loading module

Special features

Supports variable fonts and scrollback buffer.
Extra penguin logo if compiled as module.

Known bugs and problems

XF86Fbdev not supported yet.

To do

Native text mode.
Documentation

Maintainer

Ferenc Bakonyi

Credits

Ferenc Bakonyi
Geert Uytterhoeven
Andrew Apted

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