Subject: Re: struct videomode
To: Garrett D'Amore <email@example.com>
From: Michael Lorenz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/04/2006 12:06:45
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> >>> No objections from me, a list of canonical modes should be useful.
> >>> While here we should probably define a standard interface to tell
> >>> the console driver which video mode to use - sparc(64) and macppc
> >>> so far use whatever the firmware sets up which may be less than
> >>> optimal ( like old Apple OF that always comes up in 640x480
> >>> without a way to change that ) or on machines that don't usually
> >>> come up with a graphical console.
> >>> =20
> >>> =20
> >> well, have a look in dev/videomode/
> >> I'm going to convert vga_raster and machfb to use the header, at
> >> least.
> >> I might actually be worthwhile to have machfb lose its private
> >array > and use the master one. Would open up some additional
> >resolutions, at > least.
> >> =20
> > Certainly, no need to duplicate anything.
> Then I'll leave updating machfb to use to you. ;-)
Sure, it may even make some sense on sparc64 since the resolutions
offered by OF are rather limited, at least with some firmware versions.
( and I /think/ I'll finally hack something like this into voodoofb to
get a high resolution console on macppc )
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