how to play with radeonfb?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Sun Nov 15 17:01:57 UTC 2009

  perhaps a strange request but, at the moment, i have X running
wonderfully on my (fully-updated f12 beta) laptop with the radeon
driver, as long as i'm using XAA and not EXA.  no problem, i can live
with that.

  for no good reason, i'd like to experiment with the framebuffer.
there is a radeonfb module already under /lib/modules, but how would i
switch(?) over to that.  is the recipe to get out of X, unload the
current radeon-related modules, modprobe radeonfdb, then ... what?

  i've never bothered with the fb driver, is it simple enough to
switch over to it temporarily just for testing?  thanks.


Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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