Subject: Re: is ANYONE running multiple vga cards right now.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael C. Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 08/28/1999 10:30:11
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>>>>> "Todd" == Todd Whitesel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Todd> ... which means that if the video card vendor takes the cheap way
Todd> out and relies on that compatibility code to reuse their ISA boot
Todd> rom, I'm screwed.
Perhaps. Doesn't wscons/vga device know something about changing modes?
Todd> Okay (barf) it looks like the worst case is that we (read: me,
Todd> unless I can get some of the OpenBIOS guys interested) have to
Todd> reverse-engineer the init code from each video card's boot rom, and
Todd> make it available to the vga driver somehow.
If you use relatively recent cards, particularly ones that say they work
with Alpha or Sparc systems, then there should be forth code in the rom to
do the init.
The alternative: steal some WINE code and build yourself a virtual 8086
to run the init code.
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