Projects / svgalib


svgalib is a low-level graphics library that provides VGA and SVGA modes in a console. It is not intended as an alternative to X for apps, but rather a set of tools for things like VGA games, image viewing in modes that X cannot support, etc.

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  •  14 Jul 2006 10:40

Release Notes: The helper module now compiles with kernels 2.6.16 and later. LRMI-0.9 now works. PCI IDs of new ATI and nVidia chipsets have been added. The Makefile has been cleaned up.

  •  23 Dec 2005 23:28

Release Notes: lrmi was reverted to 0.6 (0.9 is available as a compile-time option). Better support was provided for the Radeon X chipset. A compilation fix was made for the module for kernel 2.6.14 and later.

  •  04 Oct 2005 10:29

Release Notes: Update of the included lrmi to release 0.9. Patches including bugfixes for many drivers, making the "no helper" option selectable at runtime, and some core sytem cleanups.

  •  21 Apr 2005 14:12

Release Notes: Module changes for compiling with very new kernels. The VESA driver now works in NO_HELPER mode. Patches to get the VESA driver to work on some cards, and to support programmable mode timings with the VESA driver and VBE3 cards.

  •  18 Mar 2005 10:24

Release Notes: A new driver for VIA unichrome (EPIA-M board). The i810 driver works. New Radeon and Geforce models are supported. The Trident driver works with digital output (notebook LCDs). There is a compile time option for not requiring the kernel module.


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