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I've never ran X on the framebuffer, but I've been pondering it lately. Is it any faster? Are there any advantages to it? I would like to know these things ...
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    I've never ran X on the framebuffer, but I've been pondering it lately. Is it any faster? Are there any advantages to it? I would like to know these things before I go and set it all up if anyone knows the answers.

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    My guess is- no real advantage, and if you're something like an nvidia card, a disadvantage, since you won't be able to use the nvidia driver.
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    I'll still set it up to try it out anyway. Xdirectfb looks kinda neat. My video is supported on both the framebuffer and x, so the drivers aren't an issue.

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    yes, so is the nvidia card, but you can't use accelleration without the official drivers.
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    XDFB is cool, but you don't get 3D acceleration. It's not necessarily faster, but it does use less RAM. Also with this you have true transparancy. If I only ran a single monitor setup, I would run it.
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