S3 trio config

Tom Rini trini at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Jun 5 06:16:07 EST 2002

On Sun, Jun 02, 2002 at 11:38:01AM +0100, Leigh Brown wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-06-01 at 09:39, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Sat, 1 Jun 2002, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> > > I wrote:
> > > > Does anyone know why we have this?  Is the S3 Trio display really only
> > > > used on PReP or CHRP machines, not on any PCs?
> > >
> > > I should have said, not on any other PPC systems, of course, since
> > > that code was in a CONFIG_PPC section.
> >
> > S3triofb relies on Open Firmware, so it can work on PowerMac/CHRP only. AFAIK
> > it was used on CHRP only.
> Well, S3triofb hasn't even compiled for ages.  I've attached a patch
> that allows it to compile, and removes the dependency on OF.  However,
> it still requires some sort of firmware to initialise the card.  I've
> added a little hack so that it ignores the card if it wasn't initialised
> by the firmware, since the driver doesn't have the code to initialise it
> properly.

Okay, I've applied this patch and done a bit more work so that it
_might_ work as a module.  Geert, who should all of this goto in the end
since it doesn't seem like this driver has had an active maintainer for
a while..

Tom Rini (TR1265)

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