RTC and SCSI for PowerStack/2.4.6 Kernel

Olaf Hering olh at suse.de
Tue Jul 10 04:48:08 EST 2001

On Mon, Jul 09, Jeff Rugen wrote:

> I did have VGA console be the default, and installed clgenfb as a module.

Is there a way to rmmod the module later?
The colors are wrong in X whit >8bit and the console is slow with fbcon :)

> On a related note, the endianness issue with gpm seems to also show up
> when running the VGA console -- any text that is written to a non-visible
> virtual terminal is not byte-swapped, so it appears to be garbage when you
> switch back to that virtual terminal.  This isn't a problem when running
> clgenfb as the terminal though (I don't know how gpm worked in either
> mode).

The attached patch fix that, but it seems to be wrong.
Geert said the shadow buffer is stored in native endian. The VGA text
console itself is the "shadow buffer" for the foreground console and
little endian.

Gruss Olaf

 $ man clone

       Main feature not yet implemented...
-------------- next part --------------
--- linux-2.4.5/include/asm-ppc/vga.h	Tue May 22 00:02:06 2001
+++ linux-2.4.5.vgafix/include/asm-ppc/vga.h	Mon May 28 11:50:48 2001
@@ -15,11 +15,11 @@

 #include <linux/config.h>

+#if defined(CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE)

 #define VT_BUF_HAVE_RW
- *  These are only needed for supporting VGA or MDA text mode, which use little
+ *  These are only needed for supporting VGA text mode, which use little
  *  endian byte ordering.
  *  In other cases, we can optimize by using native byte ordering and
  *  <linux/vt_buffer.h> has already done the right job for us.
@@ -38,7 +38,11 @@
 #define scr_memcpyw	memcpy

+#define scr_memcpyw_from memcpy
+#define scr_memcpyw_to memcpy
+#endif /* CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE */

 extern unsigned long vgacon_remap_base;
 #define VGA_MAP_MEM(x) (x + vgacon_remap_base)

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