K8 northbridge f1 behaviour.

Stefan Reinauer stepan at suse.de
Thu Jan 8 18:04:01 CET 2004

* ron minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> [040108 23:11]:
> > I got an S2880 up with VGA by using the ATI biosless patch for 2.4.x
> > done by some SGI guy. That is not really flexible, but it helped me to
> > see light for the first time in LinuxBIOS
> The right solution. We're doing the wrong solution (running the VGA bios) 
> because VGA people won't let us do the right solution.

The right solution is actually to use FCode for device initialization.
;-) You don't really want another layer of graphics drivers next to
fbdev, X11, directfb, ggi/kgi, svgalib, and what they are called (even
though non really copes with the layer we are talking about)

As soon as I get a working Open Firmware PCI driver done for OpenBIOS, 
this is the way to go (at least for the few devices with FCode that 
don't do the Apple fake thingie)


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