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The framebuffer's original function is as a video RAM cache to allow more flexibility to (older) video cards. Many newer cards come with framebuffers on board, which are often already compatible with many operating systems. Enabling framebuffer support in the Linux kernel will often cause graphical artifacts or black screen displays. For most newer cards, this option should not be selected when using the LiveDVD.

See also

  • intel - Intel open source graphics driver
  • nouveau - nVidia open source graphics driver
  • radeon - AMD open source graphics driver
  • uvesafb - generic framebuffer support (workaround for proprietary graphics drivers)

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