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SubjectRe: SVGA kernel chipset drivers.
On Thu, 6 Jun 1996, Kenneth Albanowski wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Jun 1996, Jamie Lokier wrote:
>
> > * Support for VESA BIOS, just so that more cards get supported for
> > free.
>
> This keeps getting mentioned, but I'm not sure all the pieces are in
> place. Yes, VESA 2.0 is "32-bit". Does that actually mean it's usable from
> within Linux?

32-bit protected mode? I don't see any reason why not. It works
in Win95 (which, IIRC, was the reason for making it 32-bit).

> More importantly, do _any_ cards have VESA 2.0 information
> built into the ROM? I hope I don't need to point out that a DOS VESA TSR
> (32-bit or not) is quite useless to Linux.

*All* the new ones do. The one I'm using right now (~3 months old)
does, for example.

Jon Taylor = <taylorj@gaia.ecs.csus.edu> | <http://gaia.ecs.csus.edu/~taylorj>
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