VESA(4) UNIX Programmer's Manual VESA(4)
vesa - Generic VESA video driver
Section "Device" Identifier "devname" Driver "vesa" ... EndSection
vesa is an XFree86 driver for generic VESA video cards. It can drive most VESA-compatible video cards, but only makes use of the basic standard VESA core that is common to these cards. The driver supports depths 8, 15 16 and 24.
The vesa driver supports most VESA-compatible video cards. There are some known exceptions, and those should be listed here.
Please refer to XF86Config(5) for general configuration details. This section only covers configuration details specific to this driver. The driver auto-detects the presence of VESA-compatible hardware. The ChipSet name may optionally be specified in the config file "Device" section, and will override the auto-detection: "vesa" The following driver Options are supported: Option "ShadowFB" "boolean" Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer. Default: on. This option is recommended for performance reasons.
XFree86(1), XF86Config(5), xf86cfg(1), xf86config(1), Xserver(1), X(7)
Authors include: Paulo Cisar Pereira de Andrade. XFree86 Version 4.5.0 1
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