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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Generic VESA framebuffer driver and Video card BOOT?
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On Friday 15 October 2004 03:02, Kendall Bennett wrote:
> So what we would like to find out is how much interest there might be in
> both an updated VESA framebuffer console driver as well as the code for
> the Video card BOOT process being contributed to the maintstream kernel.
> If there is interest, we would start out by first contributing the core
> emulator and Video BOOT code, and then work on building a better VESA
> framebuffer console driver.
>
> So what do you guys think?
>

I'm for it, if you can get the code in the kernel. If not, what are the
arguments against doing this in userspace?

If you remember about 2 years ago, there was a thread which you started
about vesafbd. From that, I've worked on vm86d which is a generic approach
to running BIOS code in user space. I stopped development on this though,
but it should be easy to revive. There is also vesafb-tng. I think it runs
BIOS code in kernel space.

The video BOOT code is also nice, especially for non-primary graphics cards.

Tony


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