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SubjectRe: my opinion about VGA devices
On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Tomas Carnecky wrote:
> Last time I've tried a LiveCD distro I've seen a nice boot console with
> background picture, high resolution (1024x768) and nice small font. That means
> that the framebuffer driver had to be initialized at that time. I don't have
> framebuffer drivers compiled into my kernel so I don't know at which point
> these are initialized, but it must be at a quite early point in the boot
> process.

I guess that was vesafb (check /proc/fb). In that case the BIOS initialized the
graphics card to 1024x768 just before the Linux kernel was started.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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