Framebuffer or standard VGA ?

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at
Wed Sep 11 10:38:00 CEST 2002

On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, Antony Stone wrote:

> 1. there's a standard way for the motherboard Bios to initialise _any_
> graphics card, so it can initialise a new one it's never heard of before (and
> presumably LinuxBios could do the same), or:

we already can do this, see the vgabios stuff.

> 2. there's a standard init call to the bios chip on the graphics card, which
> knows how to set up that particular model, which again LinuxBios could
> perform in exactly the same way when it starts up ?



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