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    SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] vesafb and *fb
    On Sun, 25 Apr 2004, Alan Cox wrote:
    > On Sul, 2004-04-25 at 14:13, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
    > > > > if (!request_mem_region(vesafb_fix.smem_start, vesafb_fix.smem_len, "vesafb")) {
    > > > > printk(KERN_WARNING
    > > > > "vesafb: abort, cannot reserve video memory at 0x%lx\n",
    > > > > vesafb_fix.smem_start);
    > > > > /* We cannot make this fatal. Sometimes this comes from magic
    > > > > spaces our resource handlers simply don't know about */
    >
    > Various built-in video systems broke on that test because we didnt
    > have resources for them so the resources couldnt be allocated. Probably
    > if vesafb is enabled we should skip any primary video device (ie the one
    > with VGA_EN at boot)

    But vesafb is meant to be used as a fallback, if no chipset-specific driver is
    found.

    Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

    Geert

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