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SubjectRe: [linux-fbdev] i2c and fbcon
On Mon, 27 Dec 1999, James Simmons wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Dec 1999, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > On Sun, 26 Dec 1999, James Simmons wrote:
> > > I have been looking threw the code for i2c. This code could be really
> > > useful for several framebuffer drivers to do things like dual heads. Right
> > > now you only have it initialized right before videodev_init. Could we have
> > > it initialzed before fbmem_init? I have a patch below for this. Thank you.
> >
> > Have you tested this for chicken-and-egg problems?
>
> At present no fbdev driver uses i2c. So it should be safe to move
> i2c_init_all ahead of fbmem_init without breaking anything. Petr is
> working on a dual head patch for the G400 which requires i2c. Right now it
> has to be compiled as a module for it to work because i2c is initialized
> after fbmem_init.

And we don't want that, because we need DDC and i2c to do PnP monitor detection
in the future.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} -- geert@linux-m68k.org
In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds


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