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SubjectRe: Generic VESA framebuffer driver and Video card BOOT?
On Gwe, 2004-10-15 at 23:27, Kendall Bennett wrote:
> Right. I haven't yet figured out how to mark the code as __init so it can
> get tossed out, although if we use the VESA driver after the fact you
> would want to keep it around in that case. But to just boot the card and
> use say the Radeon FB driver it would be nice to toss out the code.

Every function that starts __init, and every data object starting
__initdata gets magically blown away at the end of boot.


int __init messy_horrible_boot_function(blah)

> Also is it possible to run X on a machine that is running from a serial
> console and have it start up on the graphics card at that point? I


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