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Re: ATI Victoria on Malta

To: "Geert Uytterhoeven" <Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com>
Subject: Re: ATI Victoria on Malta
From: "Andrew Thornton" <andrew.thornton@insignia.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 17:15:44 +0100
Cc: "James Simmons" <jsimmons@transvirtual.com>, "Linux-MIPS" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Geert,

>> I guess this is not surprising because the Malta firmware isn't a PC
BIOS.
>
>If the RAGE XL is the officially supported video board for the Malta, I
>wouldn't have been surprised if its firmware would have contained code to
>initialize the RAGE XL. But unfortunately this doesn't seem to be the case.

I don't know if YAMON supports anything other than a serial terminal for its
console.

>Next question: is there sample code available (e.g. with the `supported' OS
for
>the Malta) to initialize the RAGE XL?

It has been pointed out to me that there is some source code, but this
originates from a non-suitable source for use in Linux. Need I say more?

Andrew Thornton



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