Subject: Re: CVS commit:
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Lorenz <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/2005 15:24:25
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> >>> Log Message:
> >>> Don't call vgaHWSave() or vgaHWRestore() on PowerPC, this allows
> >>> the driver to
> >>> work on macppc.
> >> But seems totally wrong for PowerPC systems that use VGA the same
> >> way a PC would.
> > True. On the other hand all the other drivers do just that.
> > Are there any PowerPC systems that run a VGA like a PC does? My
> > PowerStack doesn't, the firmware uses OF-typical 8 bit graphics.
Ah, didn't know about that one.
> Anyway, making assumptions based on processor architecture is bogus.
- are we likely to encounter a Rage 128 in a BeBox at all?=20
- the other drivers do the same, basically to tell Macs from PCs
- I think a compile time option is good enough ( and it can be recycled
for other drivers ), should probably go into a Makefile and pass
-DNEEDS_VGAHW or something like that based on which port we're
running on. The problem isn't about running text mode, it's about
being able to access the VGA registers.
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