kernel 16bit graphics mode on the netwinder has no characters

Andrew E. Mileski andrewm at
Mon Oct 29 12:12:14 EDT 2007

Jan Rinze wrote:
> And use:
> # fbset -depth 16
> To switch to 16 bpp mode
> Just see what happens. :-)

Note the the Cyberpro uses non-standard bit weightings for RGB in 16 bit 
mode.  This could be what you are seeing if the driver is a straight 
frame buffer that doesn't handle the CP properly.

When I did the first X frame buffer driver I had to hack this.  Later 
the accelerated DEC driver handled it too.

Just an idle rambling.

Andrew E. Mileski

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