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    SubjectRe: SVGA kernel chipset drivers.
    On Thu, 6 Jun 1996, Kenneth Albanowski wrote:

    > On Thu, 6 Jun 1996, Jamie Lokier wrote:
    > > * Support for VESA BIOS, just so that more cards get supported for
    > > free.
    > This keeps getting mentioned, but I'm not sure all the pieces are in
    > place. Yes, VESA 2.0 is "32-bit". Does that actually mean it's usable from
    > within Linux?

    32-bit protected mode? I don't see any reason why not. It works
    in Win95 (which, IIRC, was the reason for making it 32-bit).

    > More importantly, do _any_ cards have VESA 2.0 information
    > built into the ROM? I hope I don't need to point out that a DOS VESA TSR
    > (32-bit or not) is quite useless to Linux.

    *All* the new ones do. The one I'm using right now (~3 months old)
    does, for example.

    Jon Taylor = <> | <>
    "Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
    Moderation is for monks." - Lazarus Long

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