BootX enhancement request

Tom Rini trini at
Fri Aug 27 16:33:07 EST 1999

On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 24, 1999, Paul Mackerras <paulus at> wrote:
> > >The second is that macos is now using mode numbers > 20.  I haven't
> > >worked out the correspondence yet.
> > 
> > MacOS no longer relies on the nvram setting. Video drivers are free to
> > put whatever they want in their own device tree node, and usually store
> > an nvram value for the mode there, but this is proprietary and depends on
> > the driver. MacOS itself now stores the various infos in a preferences
> > file. The old "Monitors" control panel still updates the old pram
> > location with a mode value but the meaning is not guaranteed (can be
> > driver specific).
> Thus I can remove the nvram code from atyfb?

Why?  It works fine on lots of older machines w/ ati cards and older MacOS
versions.  If you remove it I can garrenty people will notice and

Tom Rini (TR1265)

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