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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/9] VT binding: Make VT binding a Kconfig option
    On 6/19/06, Antonino A. Daplas <adaplas@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Jon Smirl wrote:
    > > I gave this patch a try and it seems to work. I say seems because I
    > > could not get the nvidiafb driver to set a usable mode after it was
    > > bound/unbound.
    >
    > What do you mean by this? You mean that you cannot restore vgacon?
    > If that's the case, then yes, that is perfectly understandable as
    > nvidiafb does not restore VGA to text mode.

    modprobe fbcon
    modprobe nvidiafb

    Display is messed up.

    I used to fix this by switching to X and back but the nvidia X driver
    won't build on the mm kernel. I can try again and write a script to
    echo a mode into sysfs after the modprobe.

    When fbcon first gets a new fbdev driver registered with it, should it
    pick one of the modes is supports and set it automatically?

    > or would it be better for each driver to set in a
    > > default mode that it understands when it gets control? The fbdev
    > > driver should not set a mode when it loads, but that doesn't mean
    > > fbcon can't set one when it is activated. Similarly VGAcon would set
    > > the mode (and load its fonts) when it regains control.
    >
    > The problem with vgacon setting its own mode is that it does not know
    > anything about the hardware. So VGA text mode will need to rely on
    > a secondary program to set the mode (whether it's vbetool, another
    > fb driver, or X does not matter).

    How does vbetool save state? Could VGAcon do whatever vbetool is doing?

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    Jon Smirl
    jonsmirl@gmail.com
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