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Old 02-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by geekmaster View Post
K4 (Kindle 4 non-touch) and K5 (Kindle touch) use the framebuffer in a different way than the K3 and earlier devices.
Been a few variations in the hardware eink drivers also:
Code:
root:cat$ grep 'drivers/video/eink' Amazon_2012.02.18_sha1.cat | sort --key=1.1,1.40 -u | wc -l
198
May take some time to sort out what are simply kernel-version changes and what are functional changes.
But going by the pathnames and filenames - there have been several __different__ driver organizations.

True - the directFB layer is __supposed to__ hide those changes, but....
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