[LinuxBIOS] VGA support for Geode GX1/CS5530
jordan.crouse at amd.com
Mon Oct 8 01:10:26 CEST 2007
On 07/10/07 23:13 +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 12:21:08PM +0200, Juergen Beisert wrote:
> > > Nice! So this is in-LinuxBIOS VGA support? I.e. without running any VGA
> > > option ROM blob in an emulator?
> > This "driver" really knows the hardware, so it does not need any help from any
> > kind of SMM.
> Very nice!
> > > I'll give it a try on my CS5530 box in a few days (no access right now).
> > Visit my BCOM WINNET100 Tutorial, scroll to the buttom of this document and
> > download the Board Support Package. Extract it, you will need some patches to
> > use the VGA console feature within Linux. Also for the Linux kernel you will
> > need a specific console driver for the GX1, as the generic driver expects
> > some help from the SMM. See patches/linux-2.6.22/generic for the whole patch
> > stack, apply it to a fresh 2.6.22 kernel and build it with the
> > igel316-kernelconfig.target as its .config. Also if you like to run X on it,
> Is this scheduled to go into the mainline kernel one day? Would be great!
Please do submit it - CC to info-linux at geode.amd.com.
> > you will need a special driver. You can find it in the BSP in the
> > local_src/xf86-video-geode_gx1 directory.
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