RFC: vesafb

Michel Lanners mlan at cpu.lu
Thu Jan 24 15:42:46 EST 2002

On  23 Jan, this message from hollis at austin.ibm.com echoed through cyberspace:
> The attached patch allows vesafb to work on PPC. vesafb does surprisingly
> little with the BIOS (which I thought was the whole point of VESA). With some
> ifdef's I'm able to use it as sort of a VGA offb -- the firmware initializes
> the card, and the driver just uses it and never mucks with it.

Wouldn't this be a good start to use generic PC-type grafic cards on PPC
machines in general? Or do you lack initialization if nobody (neither
firmware nor OS) can talk to the card 'natively'?



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