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[directfb-users] Is is eady to improve / extend 5005 driver
Hi, I am trying to implement a new application for the OpenBrick (www.openbrick.org) which is based on the IGS 5005 chipset. I tried many binary drivers from TVIA (available here or there on the Web) which are all more a less buggy. Also, apparently, TVIA does not open source the drivers and requires a very high amount of money to provide source code from what I read on this mailing list. I have contacted the people at Nexedi who distribute the OpenBrick but they told me that they were not allowed yet to distribute the binary driver which TVIA provided them and that they were still waiting for TVIA to allow them to do so. They advised me to use VESA until TVIA would provide them a good support. Therefore, I would prefer to support the kernel GPL driver for IGS 5005 by developing my application based on this driver rather than supporting the TVIA proprietary approach. I have already been evaluating the kernel fb driver which works quite OK on the OpenBrick but does not seem to be able to initialize the 4MB shared memory, thus preventing high resolutions / high depth. I will try this WE to patch it somehow to get the 4MB. Besides that, scrolling generates many strange small pixels in high res (it is OK in low res). And some features of the IGS 5005 do not seem to be implemented. 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. Regards, Hartmut. __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Shopping - Send Flowers for Valentine's Day http://shopping.yahoo.com -- Info: To unsubscribe send a mail to email@example.com with "unsubscribe directfb-users" as subject.