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    SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH] FBDev: vga16fb port
    On Tue, 2002-12-03 at 01:31, James Simmons wrote:
    > > Attached is a patch against 2.5.49 + James Simmons' latest fbdev.diff.
    > >
    > > Added support for logo drawing.
    > > Fixed vga16fb_imageblit() limitation of 8-pixel wide bitmap blitting
    > > only.
    > Applied and tested :-=) The only weird thing is it drew the logo twice
    > when I don't have a SMP laptop. It works other than that.
    Should be expected if the fbcon_show_logo() patch did not take. I'm
    resubmitting another patch in one of my replies.

    > P.S
    > Things I like to get done for the vga16fb driver.
    > 1) Its own read and write functions to fake a linear framebuffer.
    Should be doable with fb_write and fb_read, but with mmap, the app still
    needs to know the VGA format.

    > 2) The ability to go back to vga text mode on close of /dev/fb.
    > Yes fbdev/fbcon supports that now.

    I'll take a stab at writing VGA save/restore routines which hopefully is
    generic enough to be used by various hardware. No promises though, VGA
    programming gives me a headache :(


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