richard.melville69 at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 5 01:43:06 PST 2015
On 5 March 2015 at 00:00, Paul Rogers <paulgrogers at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> > Have a look at DirectFB, MPlayer, Links and fbi, to name but a few
> > applications. These all work well with the framebuffer on *LFS.
> Isn't it confusing to have some full-screen graphics apps in X and some
> direct to the FB? I suppose direct might be more efficient, but not if
> it means hopping in and out of X, or am I missing something?
No, I don't think you're missing anything. I don't use X much as most of
my boxes are servers. I have, however, always been fascinated by just how
much can be achieved (in graphical terms) by using the framebuffer and
ditching X. As you say: "simpler is better".
> As a point of information I could never get video= to work but vga=792
> > works for me. I should point out that I use Syslinux rather than
> > Grub2, which is far too bloated for me.
> Yes, I'm beginning to come to that conclusion. One of the reasons I
> moved to Linux--simpler is better. Grub has the systemd disease. ;-)
Far more development appears to go into Syslinux than Grub2. There were
five different versions of Syslinux released in 2013 and one at the end of
last year. I find Syslinux much easier to build, configure and use. It's
small, light, and fast. Surely, all we require of a bootloader is to boot
the system. Again, as you say: "simpler is better".
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