Linux Expo 1999

The Linux Frame Buffer Device Subsystem

This is the Linux work I submitted to Linux Expo '99.


The frame buffer device in recent kernels provides an abstraction for frame buffer based graphics hardware.

In this paper we will discuss two important aspects of frame buffer devices. Graphical consoles are implemented in the kernel on top of the frame buffer device. A second topic is the access of the graphics hardware by user applications. The most important application here is the (accelerated) X server.


A gzipped PostScript version of the paper that appeared in the proceedings (7 pages, 24 KB).


A gzipped PostScript version of the slides I used during my talk (34 slides, 8 slides/page, 36 KB).

Please send all notes, corrections and additions to me.

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