Re: [PATCH 2.6.18 V7] drivers: add lcd display support

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On Tue, 3 Oct 2006 14:55:07 +0200 Miguel Ojeda wrote:

> On 10/3/06, Andrew James Wade <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > I'm afraid not; it looks like my suggestion "LCD display" grates on
> > people's ears. Simply calling the device an "LCD" is probably the
> > best bet, and "LCD screen" would be better than "LCD monitor". Screens
> > can be any size, it's a fairly generic term.
> >
> > The class name and directory name should probably include the word
> > "display", but I don't know what the other part should be. What sort
> > of displays should be included in this category, and what sort
> > shouldn't?
> >
> > Andrew Wade
> >
> My first idea was call it "display", for small/medium screens of any
> kind (LCD, OLED, FED, NED... whatever). I named it "drivers/display/",
> so anyone who create a driver for a display or display controller can
> put it there (creating a separator for its own category at Kconfig),
> as there aren't so many of them for now.
> But people said "display" could be so generic and cause confusion with
> usual video drivers, so I renamed it to "drivers/lcddisplay/", as it
> is more expressive (however when someone will create a OLED driver
> will have to create a new folder...).
> I would like to put any kind of display driver there (LCD, OLED...)
> not just LCDs and name it "drivers/display". I think people won't
> confuse them with VESA... as there aren't drivers for "screens", just
> for video cards (logically). But some people don't agree.

I liked the "auxdisplay" suggestion, FWIW.

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