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+$Id: tgafb.txt,v 2000/04/04 06:50:18 mato Exp $
+What is tgafb?
+This is a driver for DECChip 21030 based graphics framebuffers, a.k.a. TGA
+cards, which are usually found in older Digital Alpha systems. The
+following models are supported:
+ZLxP-E1 (8bpp, 2 MB VRAM)
+ZLxP-E2 (32bpp, 8 MB VRAM)
+ZLxP-E3 (32bpp, 16 MB VRAM, Zbuffer)
+This version is an almost complete rewrite of the code written by Geert
+Uytterhoeven, which was based on the original TGA console code written by
+Jay Estabrook.
+Major new features since Linux 2.0.x:
+ * Support for multiple resolutions
+ * Support for fixed-frequency and other oddball monitors
+ (by allowing the video mode to be set at boot time)
+User-visible changes since Linux 2.2.x:
+ * Sync-on-green is now handled properly
+ * More useful information is printed on bootup
+ (this helps if people run into problems)
+This driver does not (yet) support the TGA2 family of framebuffers, so the
+PowerStorm 3D30/4D20 (also known as PBXGB) cards are not supported. These
+can however be used with the standard VGA Text Console driver.
+You can pass kernel command line options to tgafb with
+`video=tgafb:option1,option2:value2,option3' (multiple options should be
+separated by comma, values are separated from options by `:').
+Accepted options:
+font:X - default font to use. All fonts are supported, including the
+ SUN12x22 font which is very nice at high resolutions.
+mode:X - default video mode. The following video modes are supported:
+ 640x480-60, 800x600-56, 640x480-72, 800x600-60, 800x600-72,
+ 1024x768-60, 1152x864-60, 1024x768-70, 1024x768-76,
+ 1152x864-70, 1280x1024-61, 1024x768-85, 1280x1024-70,
+ 1152x864-84, 1280x1024-76, 1280x1024-85
+Known Issues
+The XFree86 FBDev server has been reported not to work, since tgafb doesn't do
+mmap(). Running the standard XF86_TGA server from XFree86 3.3.x works fine for
+me, however this server does not do acceleration, which make certain operations
+quite slow. Support for acceleration is being progressively integrated in
+XFree86 4.x.
+When running tgafb in resolutions higher than 640x480, on switching VCs from
+tgafb to XF86_TGA 3.3.x, the entire screen is not re-drawn and must be manually
+refreshed. This is an X server problem, not a tgafb problem, and is fixed in
+XFree86 4.0.
+Martin Lucina <mato@kotelna.sk>