vesa - Generic VESA video driver
vesa 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
The vesa 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 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:
The following driver Options are supported:
Xorg(1), xorg.conf(5), Xserver(1), X(7)
Authors include: Paulo Ce´sar Pereira de Andrade.
- Option "ShadowFB" "boolean"
- Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer. Default: on.
This option is recommended for performance reasons.
- Option "ModeSetClearScreen"
- 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.