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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Generic VESA framebuffer driver and Video card BOOT?
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.


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