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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 :-(
--
simon

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