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    Phoronix: Linux 4.19 Adds Deferred Console Takeover Support For FBDEV - Cleaner Boot Process

    While FBDEV has been on its last leg for years with some calling for its deprecation and encouraging instead DRM/KMS drivers rather than (mostly embedded vendors) focusing on FBDEV frame-buffer drivers, with Linux 4.19 the FBDEV subsystem is bringing a useful addition to the kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Defer-Console

  • #2
    does FBDEV handle EFI framebuffers?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cj.wijtmans View Post
      does FBDEV handle EFI framebuffers?
      Yes, there is an efifb driver for the EFI framebuffer.

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      • #4
        This is great.

        The current flickering during the Linux boot process is definitely a subpar experience compared to the boot visuals of Windows and macOS.

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        • #5
          If this isn't merged I'm probably going to cry.

          It's what, the third attempt at hiding the weirdness happening in the boot process?

          All hail RedHat, as usual.

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          • #6
            That should probably read "upcoming Fedora 29 release.". Fedora 28 is already out.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by asoltesz View Post
              This is great.

              The current flickering during the Linux boot process is definitely a subpar experience compared to the boot visuals of Windows and macOS.
              Indeed, and every time I stare at the boot process for the precious seconds that pass, I cry at the thought that I could be getting a superior boot experience if only I used another OS. Think of how much better things could be!

              Wait, no. I've not actually noticed the bootup process for ages... I power on, say good morning to my colleagues, and by the time I sit down, I've got a login prompt. Oh well, I guess I'll stick with Linux.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mcp13 View Post
                That should probably read "upcoming Fedora 29 release.". Fedora 28 is already out.
                fedora updates kernels after release

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pal666 View Post
                  fedora updates kernels after release
                  It does, but that still doesn't make F28 an "upcoming release". Not without a time machine.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by asoltesz View Post
                    This is great.

                    The current flickering during the Linux boot process is definitely a subpar experience compared to the boot visuals of Windows and macOS.
                    First world problems.

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