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Re: init=/bin/sh and serial devices

To: "David S. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: init=/bin/sh and serial devices
From: "William J. Earl" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 11:05:52 -0700
In-reply-to: <199704140817.EAA00522@jenolan.caipgeneral>
References: <> <199704140817.EAA00522@jenolan.caipgeneral>
David S. Miller writes:
 >    Date: Wed, 09 Apr 1997 09:06:29 +0200
 >    From: Martin Knoblauch <>
 >    do we already have drivers for the textport?
 > I wrote the text console driver for 24-bit Newport INDY frame buffers,
 > and it is in the SGI/Linux code.  I was never able to get around to
 > doing the 8-bit frame buffer card driver though, so if you've got one
 > of those in the INDY you are a out of luck for now.  (hinv -v from the
 > firmware prompt will tell you if you have the 24-bit or 8-bit card)

     Does the textport driver run in color-index mode?  If so, it will
probably work on the 8-bit card.  The cards are largely identical, except
for the depth of the frame buffer.

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