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Re: Re: help on linux-mipsel frame buffer

To: Fuxin Zhang <fxzhang@ict.ac.cn>
Subject: Re: Re: help on linux-mipsel frame buffer
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 14:37:43 +0200 (MEST)
Cc: "linux-mips@oss.sgi.com" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <200107181154.NAA16473@mail.sonytel.be>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Wed, 18 Jul 2001, Fuxin Zhang wrote:
> 2001-07-18 09:18:00£º
> >On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, James Simmons wrote:
> >> >   First I try the vga16 frame buffer driver,but i can only get
> >> > some black/white strips on the screen.(after made some changes
> >> > to the source,most important one is use pci to find and set the
> >> > vbase address).
> >>
> >> It is hardwired into the vga16fb driver the memory region (0xA000). This
> >> is very wrong on non intel platforms. So that drivers pretty much doesn't
> >> work on anything else.
> >
> >Does your firmware initialize the VGA card to VGA text mode? Vga16fb requires
> >this initialization, which is normally done by the VGA BIOS. An x86
> >BIOS-emulator may be your friend.
> Cound you give me a link to such a emulator?My firmware doesn't initialize 
> VGA card.That seems the real problem.

I don't know whether it exists for Linux/MIPS yet.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                                                Geert

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