Section: Devices and Network Interfaces (4)
Updated: xf86-video-vga 4.1.0
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vga - Generic VGA video driver
is an Xorg driver for generic VGA video cards. It can drive most
VGA-compatible video cards, but only makes use of the basic standard
VGA core that is common to these cards. The driver supports depths 1, 4
and 8. All relevant visual types are supported at each depth.
are supported in combination with some other drivers, but only when the
driver is driving the primary head.
driver supports most VGA-compatible video cards. There are some known
exceptions, and those should be listed here.
Please refer to xorg.conf(5x) for general configuration
details. This section only covers configuration details specific to this
The driver auto-detects the presence of VGA-compatible hardware. The
name may optionally be specified in the config file
section, and will override the auto-detection:
The driver will only use 64k of video memory for depth 1 and depth 8 operation,
and 256k of video memory for depth 4 (this is the standard VGA limit).
When operating at depth 8, only a single built-in 320x200 video mode is
available. At other depths there is more flexibility regarding mode choice.
The following driver
- Option N'34'ShadowFBN'34' N'34'booleanN'34'
Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer. Default: off.
This option is recommended for performance reasons when running at depths
1 and 4, especially when using modern PCI-based hardware. It is required
when using those depths in a multi-head configuration where one or more
of the other screens is operating at a different depth.
Xorg(1x), xorg.conf(5x), xorgconfig(1x), Xserver(1x), X(7)
Authors include: Marc La France, David Dawes, and Dirk Hohndel.
- SUPPORTED HARDWARE
- CONFIGURATION DETAILS
- SEE ALSO
linux.jgfs.net manual pages