Subject: Re: Multiple VGA devices
To: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/01/2003 22:18:12
Le Fri, 1 Aug 2003 06:09:32 -0700
Bruce J.A. Nourish a ecrit :
> I'm trying to get NetBSD to use two vga devices, but it doesn't seem to
> like the idea. I have the following line in my kernel conf:
> vga*		at pci? dev ? function ?
> To me, this would seem to be sufficient to find all connected vga
> devices, but this is all I get in dmesg:

Video device doesn't mean VGA device. There can only be one VGA device on
a system, there's only one set of registers to have access.

To support several video cards, we have to access each card separately,
through their PCI registers, for which there is no standard as VGA.

Quentin Garnier -
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