Subject: Re: Video cards
To: chas williams <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 03/28/1994 09:47:47
> How does NetBSD 
> handle cards that have various supported sizes?  Why does it think the SuperMac
> card has that size? (i can get the exact boot messages if any cares...)

The card's size is read from the declaration ROM on the NuBUS card.
I don't recall where, exactly.  It probably takes the data from the
default setting on the card, though.  During boot, however, it uses
the data from the Grafport (!?--it's been a while... ;-), it will
probably continue to use the original data for console-type activities
within the kernel.

If you can get the 24-bit card to work, or have any ideas, it would
certainly be helpful.


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