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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.

    Geert Uytterhoeven -- Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} --

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