[arch-dev-public] Kernel framebuffer logo

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 16:51:05 EST 2008

On Jan 24, 2008 3:47 PM, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/1/24, Thayer Williams <thayerw at gmail.com>:
> > I've been testing various forms of the new logo for use in the kernel
> > framebuffer and I still think the best implementation is to use no
> > logo at all. The inherint disadvatange is that more and more monitors
> > are widescreen these days and that means the logo proportions are
> > distorted (short and wide) in the framebuffer since standard vga
> > settings use a 4:3 ratio.
> ehm, don't these users set some widescreen framebuffer modes anyway?
> I mean - when no framebuffer is used (thus 80x25 text mode) - no logo
> is visible anyway;
> when framebuffer is used - users set widescreen mode anyway (if possible).
> So I don't see a problem here.
> With uvesafb included in 2.6.24 users can check if their BIOS supports
> widescreen modes by
> # cat /sys/bus/platform/drivers/uvesafb/uvesafb.0/vbe_modes

Thayer isn't talking about SUPPORT at all. He's saying that when a
user uses a non 4:3 ration resolution, the logo is going to be
stretched and ugly.

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