Subject: Re: vidcvideo and videomode
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Garrett D'Amore <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/22/2006 13:34:21
Ben Harris wrote:
> [ moving from source-changes to tech-kern ]
> On Sun, 20 Aug 2006, Garrett D'Amore wrote:
>> Ben Harris wrote:
>>> Add vidcvideo(4).
>> I meant to take a look at this.  Are you using the dev/ic/videomode
>> stuff, out of curiosity?   If not, and if you need to configure video
>> timings, you might want to take a look at that -- I intended that stuff
>> to represent common code.
> I'm using the dev/videomode stuff, which I presume is what you mean 
> (dev/ic/videomode.h looks like an older version).  I'm currently just 
> using the static list of modes in videomode.c to pick a mode from at boot.  
> I'm not sure what the best practice is in this area, but that seemed like 
> a good start.
>> This framework also has support for EDID that
>> your code can use if it talks to DDC2 capable monitors.
> Sadly, I don't think acorn32 systems have the hardware to support DDC.

Thanks for the response.  It sounds like you're DTRT, dev/videomode is
the right stuff.  I need to remove the dev/ic/videomode.h file, but
there are still some things that rely on it last I checked. :-)

    -- Garrett

Garrett D'Amore, Principal Software Engineer
Tadpole Computer / Computing Technologies Division,
General Dynamics C4 Systems
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