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Re: [Xen-devel] virtualGraphicCards

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] virtualGraphicCards
From: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 16:55:02 +0100
Cc: "Retzki, Sascha \[Xplain\]" <sascha.retzki@xxxxxxxxx>, Daniel Hulme <dh286@xxxxxxxxx>
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> X is not the center of this world. If it is, something is wrong.
> I think VESA, VGA, other (better, newer) protocols are way better. They
> are more generic, and thus *can* be supported by other Operating
> Systems. Despite that X is on another "layer" (layer as in OSI, just for
> graphics cards ;-))...

The intention isn't to limit ourselves to using X.  The plan would be to 
define the "Xen video protocol" then write a driver to make X talk it.  
Anyone else could port their system to talk to it too.

I'd be inclined to implement the Xen video device in the guest kernel, then 
get X to use that (as it can for existing framebuffer drivers).


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