[LinuxBIOS] Eventually a RAM problem for slow booting Epia-M

Christian Sühs chris at suehsi.de
Tue Dec 20 21:21:30 CET 2005

>>It is possible to get the vesafb on boottime. Because, there is no 
>>longer a bootsplash :(
>>Stefan means, I need an CLE266 fb kerneldriver and it should work, but 
>>via offered a kernel modul, only
> Where can that module be found? 

The sources for CLE266 Unichrome integrated graphics

Kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x


There are some other sources available for different chipsets.

You won't easily be able to use the vesa
> framebuffer, because linuxbios always sets a text mode instead of a
> graphics mode (and the vesafb driver does bios calls in some
> circumstances, at least on x86, but that can easily be patched)
> LinuxBIOS should offer a way of getting the machine right into graphics
> mode and provide the framebuffer address and depth in the linuxbios
> table. ;) I say, drop text mode (as an option) and go framebuffer. This
> allows using two graphics cards on the bios level since we don't need to
> cope with concurrent mapping of legacy bios areas anymore.

Great idea :D
> Stefan

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