What are the differences between the 'VESA' driver and the 'fbdev' driver for Xorg? Both have no hardware acceleration a.f.a.i.k.
migrated from serverfault.com Aug 25 '12 at 4:30
They are written for different kinds of devices. Frame buffer devices do not have to be VESA-compatible (although an abstraction driver from VESA to framebuffer called vesafb exists), or physically present, for that matter.