BootX enhancement request
paulus at cs.anu.edu.au
Tue Aug 24 14:35:33 EST 1999
anthony tong <atong at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> If you have a version of MacOS that saves the monitor mode in nvram,
> you shouldn't need to give any kernel arguments. Alternatively you
> can use the linuxpmac tool nvvideo to set this.
Yep. There are two problems at the moment, which I should get off my
butt and fix. :-)
The first is that the current machines use a different structure for
nvram, based on the CHRP spec, which means that just using a fixed
offset in nvram doesn't work. In fact it seems like macos adds a OF
property with a really strange encoding to store arbitrary bits of
information for the device drivers for arbitrary devices.
The second is that macos is now using mode numbers > 20. I haven't
worked out the correspondence yet.
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