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SubjectRe: Using s3virge card in Sun Blade 2000
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 5:39 AM, Alex Buell <> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 10:58 -0800, David Miller wrote:
>> From: Alex Buell <>
>> Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 16:32:16 +0000
>> > I'm aware the s3fb driver has big endian issues, I can help fix those
>> > issues so I can get the card working. Or in other words, I'd welcome
>> > advice on how to proceed with this.
>> It's not endian issues, this driver has other problems.
>> It uses the VGA register accessors with a NULL regbase, which is not
>> going to work on sparc64.
>> It needs to access the VGA register space relative to the I/O space
>> of the PCI controller domain it is behind.
>> Probably if you replace the NULL values passes to vga_r*() and
>> vga_w*() with the I/O space resource base of the chip (should be
>> resource "1") it might work.
> I've had a look at linux/include/video/vga.h, and yes I see what you
> mean now.
> Secondly, is Linux fully capable of handling different graphic cards
> simultaneously? For example, plug in a pair of monitors and have
> consoles on both with disparate graphic cards i.e. XVR-500 and S3ViRGE
> etc?

Not currently, since you would also need some way to sanely route input.

You can put different VTs on different consoles but thats about it.


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