ATI gets a clue.
ollie at lanl.gov
Mon Feb 9 19:03:00 CET 2004
On Mon, 2004-02-09 at 17:03, ron minnich wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Feb 2004, Hendricks David W. wrote:
> > We don't need to with nVidia, we can run their VGA BIOS using testbios.
> > Though in the perfect world, they'd be more forthcoming with specs so that
> > someone can make an LB port for their nForce boards.
> We'll have to see how big this all gets. The one good thing about running
> the BIOS on the board is that linuxbios doesn't get too big, i.e you don't
> need code in linuxbios to initiate a particular board. The size is the
> emulator code -- no more. If we put in code for every card, how big will
> it get? How big is the ATI Radeon code?
> I still like this a lot, however. Certainly for boards with ATI glued on
> this is a huge win.
I have no idea about ATI chips. But from what I have done
on SiS chipset, if you do it correctly, that can be made
quite small. It is possible smaller than the emulator+VGA
BIOS (if you are working on embedded systems, the VGA BIOS
takes the space too).
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