S3 trio config
geert at linux-m68k.org
Wed Jun 5 17:50:11 EST 2002
On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, Tom Rini wrote:
> 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..
Originally the driver was written by Peter De Schrijver, but he seems to have
been very silent last week.
Since it's PPC related, I think the `generic PPC pusher' can take care of it.
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert at linux-m68k.org
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