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SubjectRe: Problem: how to sequence reset of PCI hardware
Jon Smirl wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 03:37:45 -0500, Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> wrote:
>
>>You either need to execute the video BIOS to initialize the hardware
>>registers, or initialize the hardware registers themselves.
>
>
> That is what the user mode reset program does.
>
> The problem is, how do I get it to run before calling the device's
> probe function? Most of the framebuffer drivers assume that the
> hardware has already been reset in their probe code.

<shrug> You do precisely what you just said: run it before the
device's probe function.

That typically means either initramfs addition or using 'install
<module> command...' in /etc/modprobe.conf.

Jeff


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