[LinuxBIOS] VGA support for Geode GX1/CS5530
jordan.crouse at amd.com
Mon Oct 8 16:20:47 CEST 2007
On 08/10/07 12:41 +0200, Juergen Beisert wrote:
> On Monday 08 October 2007 12:11, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> > > > > you will need a special driver. You can find it in the BSP in the
> > > > > local_src/xf86-video-geode_gx1 directory.
> > > >
> > > > Same here, will it be merged into xorg?
> > >
> > > I'm not an Xorg expert. So this code is unfinished and more of type
> > > "works for me". But on the other hand same as with the kernel: Too
> > > specific for ways to old hardware...
> > This one is probably more likely to make it into mainline. I see no
> > reason for the xorg developers to reject the driver. The hardware being
> > a bit old is surely not a reason. This was a very popular chipset for
> > set-top-boxes and thin clients and they're still readily available on
> > ebay for almost no money...
> I think no chance for mainline. The original driver relies on SMM, my Xorg
> driver relies on my console driver (for example to handle the scratch pad
> RAM, needed for hardware acceleration). How could one handle this?
Well, if we can see the patches, then we can make that assessment. Please,
send the patchset to info-linux at geode.amd.com so we can see what you've
Systems Software Development Engineer
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
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