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    SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Re: [announce 7/7] fbsplash - documentation
    On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 23:37:29 +0100, Michal Januszewski <> wrote:
    > On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 04:18:07AM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
    > > It should probably just use its own hotplug agent instead of calling
    > > the helper directly.
    > I've just had a look at it, and it seems possible. From what I have seen
    > in the firmware_class.c code, it would require:
    > - registering a class somewhere in the initializaton code
    > - every time a request from fbcon is generated:
    > - register the class device
    > - create a timer
    > - call kobject_hotplug() to send the event to userspace
    > - unregister the device

    framebuffer already has a class registered. check out /sys/class/grpahics.

    You should be able to just call request_firmware and have it download
    your image whenever you need it. It doesn't have to be firmware,
    request_firmware will download anything.

    Jon Smirl
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