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vesa (4)

Name

vesa - Generic VESA video driver

Synopsis

Section "Device"
Identifier "devname"
Driver "vesa"
...
EndSection

Description

VESA(4)                    Kernel Interfaces Manual                    VESA(4)



NAME
       vesa - Generic VESA video driver

SYNOPSIS
       Section "Device"
         Identifier "devname"
         Driver "vesa"
         ...
       EndSection

DESCRIPTION
       vesa is an Xorg driver for generic VESA video cards.  It can drive most
       VESA-compatible video cards, but only makes use of the  basic  standard
       VESA core that is common to these cards.  The driver supports depths 8,
       15 16 and 24.

SUPPORTED HARDWARE
       The vesa driver supports most VESA-compatible video cards.   There  are
       some known exceptions, and those should be listed here.

CONFIGURATION DETAILS
       Please  refer  to xorg.conf(5) for general configuration details.  This
       section only covers configuration details specific to this driver.

       The driver auto-detects the presence of VESA-compatible hardware.   The
       ChipSet  name  may  optionally be specified in the config file "Device"
       section, and will override the auto-detection:

           "vesa"

       The following driver Options are supported:

       Option "ShadowFB" "boolean"
              Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer.  Default:
              on.

              This option is recommended for performance reasons.

       Option "ModeSetClearScreen" "boolean"
              Clear  the  screen on mode set. Some BIOSes seem to be broken in
              the sense that the newly set video mode is  bogus  if  they  are
              asked to clear the screen during mode setting. If you experience
              problems try to turn this option off. Default: on.



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+----------------------------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |            ATTRIBUTE VALUE             |
       +---------------+----------------------------------------+
       |Availability   | x11/server/xorg/driver/xorg-video-vesa |
       +---------------+----------------------------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile                               |
       +---------------+----------------------------------------+
SEE ALSO
       Xorg(1), xorg.conf(5), Xserver(1), X(7)

AUTHORS
       Authors include: Paulo Ce'sar Pereira de Andrade.



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source   was   downloaded   from    https://www.x.org/releases/individ-
       ual/driver/xf86-video-vesa-2.4.0.tar.bz2

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.x.org.



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