Section: Devices and Network Interfaces (4)
Updated: xf86-video-vesa 2.4.0
vesa - Generic VESA video driver
is an Xorg 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.
driver supports most VESA-compatible video cards. There are some known
exceptions, and those should be listed here.
Please refer to xorg.conf
(5) for general configuration
details. This section only covers configuration details specific to this
The driver auto-detects the presence of VESA-compatible hardware. The
name may optionally be specified in the config file
section, and will override the auto-detection:
The following driver
- Option "ShadowFB" "boolean"
Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer. Default: on.
This option is recommended for performance reasons.
- Option "ModeSetClearScreen" "boolean"
Clear the screen on mode set. Some BIOSes seem to be broken in the
sense that the newly set video mode is bogus if they are asked to
clear the screen during mode setting. If you experience problems try
to turn this option off. Default: on.
Authors include: Paulo Ce'sar Pereira de Andrade.