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From: Michal Januszewski <spock@g.o>
To: gentoo-kernel@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-kernel] [announce] vesafb-tng-1.0-rc1-r3 released
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 19:51:31
Message-Id: 20051115195226.GA13467@spock.one.pl
This is an automated message announcing the release of a new version
of the vesafb-tng kernel patch.

Excerpt from the ChangeLog
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13 Nov 2005 * <spock@g.o> * vesafb-tng-1.0-rc1-r3-2.6.15-rc1
 
 - Merged upstream changes from vesafb;
   - disable MTRR by default,
   - fix vesafb_setcolreg() internals.
 - Fixed a VM_RESERVED-related oops that some SMP users were 
   experiencing.
 - Upgraded the driver to use the platform_driver framework.
 	
Link to the patch
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http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/vesafb-tng/archive/vesafb-tng-1.0-rc1-r3-2.6.15-rc1.patch

The patch was generated against Linus' linux-2.6 git tree.

Release notes
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WARNING: Since MTRR is now disabled by default, the framebuffer
might become noticeably slower. In order to avoid that, the use
of MTRR has to be explictly enabled on the kernel command line.
The behaviour of previous versions of vesafb(-tng) is equivalent
to specifying:
   video=vesafb:mtrr:3,<other_options_here>

About vesafb-tng
----------------
vesafb-tng is an extended version of the vesafb Linux framebuffer driver.
For more information, visit the project homepage:
http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/vesafb-tng/

Please read the FAQ and the Troubleshooting Guide before reporting any 
bugs and problems.

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