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[directfb-dev] Re: Is is eady to improve / extend 5005 driver
--- Antonino Daplas <email@example.com> wrote: > On Wed, 2003-02-12 at 06:20, Hartmut Van Waregem > wrote: > [snip] > > > > What I need for my application(s) is > > - get good resolution (ie. 1280 x 1024 in 16 > bits) > > - be able to display a small MPEG stream (from a > > file) on the TV output and a Web Page on the VGA > > output at the same time > > > > I would really appreciate if someone could let me > know > > if all this is possible / easy / complex etc. to > > implement based on either directfb and/or the > linux > > framebuffer driver. > > > > Adding support for more video memory or for more > video modes is best > done at the fbdev layer. > > Supporting multiple/simultaneous display output can > be done at the fbdev > or directfb layer. If you add it to fbdev, you will > support more apps, > but you might have to do it in a nonstandard manner. > See matroxfb, it > has a lot of features that is well outside what a > "normal" fbdev driver > should do. > > Adding this to DirectFB is cleaner, just register a > new layer. The web > page can be displayed to the primary layer, and the > MPEG stream to the > secondary layer. However, you will be limited to > apps ported to > DirectFB. > > Supporting more drawing functions, special effects, > etc is best done in > DirectFB. > > If you have the docs to your hardware, or have > working code, adding them > should not be too hard. > > To summarize: just think of the fbdev layer as a > means of setting the > video mode, and as a way to provide userland access > to video memory, > registers, interrupt services, etc. Anything > falling outside is > userland. > > > Tony > Thank you very much for your answers. However, my issue is more practical : I have an OpenBrick, no documentation on IGS/TVIA 5005 and some URLs to existing binary drivers published here and there. Is there anything which can be done so that the kernel fb drivers work better ? Who can I ask this (I have no time to do it myself) ? How much can this cost ? Hartmut. __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Shopping - Send Flowers for Valentine's Day http://shopping.yahoo.com -- Info: To unsubscribe send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "unsubscribe directfb-dev" as subject.