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SubjectRe: [linux-fbdev] [PATCH] matroxfb as a module (PPC)
On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Tom Rini wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 03, 2001 at 06:44:59PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Tom Rini wrote:
> > > Third, the nvram_read_byte needs to be protected by CONFIG_NVRAM.
> >
> > I'd really like to move the nvram part to mac_fb_find_mode() in macmodes.c, so
> > it will work automagically for all drivers on PowerMac.
> >
> > I'd also like to remove the `vmode' and `cmode' `video=' arguments, in favor of
> > the archictecture-neutral `<xres>x<yres>[-<bpp>][@<refresh>]' and
> > `<name>[-<bpp>][@<refresh>]' arguments (which already work on mac, BTW).
>
> Quite wonderfully, almost. My monitor (ViewSonic G810) claims it can do
> 1280x1024@90, but when i boot with that on my x86 box, it comes up at 87.5
> or so (and shifted to the left ~1 penguin). But anyways..
>
> > You can already use `mac<vmode>' instead of `vmode:<vmode>'.
>
> Ah, is this documented anywhere? I'm sure it'd make some peoples life
> easier.

It's not documented, but read macmodes.c and modedb.c. The Mac modes have names
`mac1' to `mac20', so they can be specified using the `<name>[-<bpp>]' syntax.

> > IMHO, the less PowerMac-specific code in _each_ driver, the better.
>
> I agree this sounds good. I just think it's too late to do it now. :)
>
> The vmode/cmode/vesa number stuff should stick around in 2.4 (it's too late
> now to remove it) but documented as obsolete, and removed in 2.5.

Yep, too late for 2.4.0.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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