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SubjectRe: [linux-fbdev] [PATCH] matroxfb as a module (PPC)
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).
You can already use `mac<vmode>' instead of `vmode:<vmode>'.

IMHO, the less PowerMac-specific code in _each_ driver, the better.

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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