C&T vga - newbie quests
John van Vlaaderen
john-at-thinman at nyc.rr.com
Fri Jan 24 09:16:01 CET 2003
Thanks Peter and Adam -- now I am no longer an idiot !!
Ps, going to post this on my Linux Society mailing list. I will have a
PostNuke site up pretty soon to support news dicussion on this and also
server side topics.
Pps, Just for reference, my star product has been a cross compiling gcc
which automated security compiles of various packages, tgz packaging and
ssh tar-in/tar-out delivery systems where the only OS mods were links
from /etc/ startup files to local /opt/<app-name>/etc files. I have
hoped to make an independent product out of it, based on the highly
dependable Devil-Linux.org. (DL is text only by design)
Hence my ingnorace in PC h/w issues ;) Will anybody be at LinuxWorld
today at Javits ??
On Friday, January 24, 2003, at 07:24 AM, Adam Sulmicki wrote:
>> Many people are used to having a standard keyboard and a monitor
>> attached to
>> their computer system, a console. Because VGA BIOSes often rely
>> heavily on
>> legacy BIOS services (sorry, should've mentioned this part yesterday)
>> VGA BIOSes cannot be utilized in LinuxBIOS (yet) because LinuxBIOS
>> provide these legacy BIOS services (interrupt services, int 15h etc.
>> Ralph Brown's interrupt.lst for the keyword BIOS. :) yet. There is
>> underway to add needed parts from the Bochs project's GPL legacy BIOS
>> LinuxBIOS, which would also allow all VGA BIOSes to work.
> It is been already done.
> linuxbios supports both standard pc bios services as well as vga bios
> (although vga bios is in the binary only form so far).
> Adam Sulmicki
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