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SubjectRe: OpenGL-based framebuffer concepts
On 5/30/06, D. Hazelton <dhazelton@enter.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 May 2006 23:27, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > On 5/30/06, Dave Airlie <airlied@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Actually the suspend/resume has to be in userspace, X just re-posts
> > > the video ROM and reloads the registers... so the repost on resume has
> > > to happen... so some component needs to be in userspace..
> >
> > I'd like to see the simple video POST program get finished. All of the
> > pieces are lying around. A key step missing is to getting klibc added
> > to the kernel tree which is being worked on.
>
> True. But how long is it going to be before klibc is merged?

The merged tree is here:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/hpa/linux-2.6-klibc.git

I don't know the plans for when the final merge will happen.

A standalone version of klibc is also available here:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/klibc/
Looks like version 1.3 is the latest

The standalone version is perfectly fine for development. You only
need to worry about the kernel tree version when it everything is
finished. I've used klibc for several apps like this and it is a great
tool. The binaries it produces are tiny.

vbetool is a good way to practice resetting the cards if you do the
mods to /sys/class/firmware. The other features like emu86 support can
be added later.

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Jon Smirl
jonsmirl@gmail.com
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