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[20060210] VESA Framebuffer console gets splash screen and progress bar
Jared has been hacking hard, and not only added a splash screen to his VESA console code, but also a progress bar as an alternative to all those kernel messages. Wanna see? Check out the video he made! (1.4MB)

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[20060208] VESA Framebuffer console in NetBSD
On platforms that have VGA cards, NetBSD uses the text mode of those graphics cards to display the console. Which has its limitations, e.g. when it comes to non-ASCII characters (see also: uwscons).

Jared McNeill has noticed that a skeleton VESA driver already existed in the NetBSD tree, but unfortunately it didn't do much. So he decided to add wsdisplay support so he could have a higher resolution console on his laptop. See his page on VESA Framebuffer console in NetBSD for more information!

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