Subject: Re: XFree86 4.0.* palette unfriendliness
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: John Franklin <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/13/2001 13:52:31
On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 05:31:03PM -0500, Ken Hornstein wrote:
> >	On a related note - it would be nice if we could have some non
> >	Xserver method of resetting VGA, would help people with DDB a lot
> >	:)
> Seems like that's different on every card (the palette restoration is
> to the VGA compatibility registers, but the cards seem to vary wildly
> in their mode switch method).

Are you referring to being able to drop back to text mode on panic? That
would be nice.  How many different ways is mode select done?  Can this
be added to the vga driver?  I don't think it'd be worth it to do the
same thing to the vga driver we do with the audio driver (have a front
end audio device and a back end card driver) unless we go all out and
use it as a means for XFree86 to access the cards and their features.

John Franklin
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