Subject: Re: VGA driver changes for machines without built-in font
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/15/2003 12:26:22
On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 08:52:29PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:

 > I would suggest you look at dev/pci/machfb.c and/or dev/pci/igsfb_pci.c.
 > IMHO it's better to have a special frontend recognizing and setting up
 > the card (and providing card specific accelerations, without the thing will
 > be dog slow), and returning a higher match value so it is prefered over
 > the generic VGA driver.

I agree 100% with Martin -- better to let specific drivers match if
the chip is not in VGA text mode already.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>