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    SubjectRe: vesafb on archs !ia32 [Re: Calling VESA BIOS routines from kernel?]
    > framebuffer". I can't believe I'll have to write an IA32 emulator into the
    > kernel to do that (on sane hardware I would achieve the switch with a pair
    > of writel() in the MMIO I think).

    Its about 100 outw()'s to put an S3 card into the right mode, and I think that
    is fairly typical. Some of them are also board not chipset dependant too.
    Notably the memory timings on things like the Cirrus logic boards.


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