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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH] FBDev: vga16fb port
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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 :(

Tony

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