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    SubjectRe: fbdev and S3 chips
    On 19-Dec-98 Meelis Roos wrote:
    > No. In the case of VESA, the VESA BIOS is used to initialize the video
    > card to use linear frambuffer. Then the loaded BIOS is discarded and
    > linux uses the linear framebuffer.
    > You can't use real mode BIOS inside protected mode kernel. At least with
    > todays design, and I see no point of putting some real mode emulation in
    > protected mode kernel, better write some new good drivers.

    ah well it was a thought
    just pay your taxes to bill gates like everyone else :-(
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    simon

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