freebios1 sis-kernel_patch for 2.6
ollie at lanl.gov
Thu Jul 8 09:24:00 CEST 2004
On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 13:33, Hendricks David W. wrote:
> Ollie Lo would be the person to ask about that. He's on leave at the
> moment, visiting with relatives. Please wait patiently for his respnose if
> nobody else can help.
I can't help him with the 2.6 frame buffer neither. That driver is based
on the "official" framebuffer driver released by SiS long time ago. It
uses register table from vga bios image so there is a lot of code doing
table parsing. It is totally beyond my knowledge.
Unfortunately, that driver is not maintained by SiS any more. You
probably should ask the independent maintainer Thomas Winischhofer
> On Wed, 7 Jul 2004, Thomas Wehrspann wrote:
> > Hi,
> > i'm still using the K7SEM Motherboard with DiskOnChip Milleniuim an LinuxBIOS.
> > Linux 2.6 has some features i need and want, so i ported parts of the latest
> > 2.4 sis-kernel_patch and the ide-spinup.patch to the 2.6 kernel some time
> > ago.
> > I combined both patches into one.
> > I didn't port the SiSFB-Lite part of the SiS-Patch, because the SiS graphics
> > driver in the kernel changed a lot.
> > The SiS framebuffer seems to work better with kernel 2.6 and linuxbios than it
> > was with kernel 2.4 and linuxbios. But i have to call the fbset utility first
> > after booting with linuxbios.
> > I do not have the knowledge to fix that.
> > Greetings
> > Thomas Wehrspann
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