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Re: Re: PCI Graphics/Video Card for Malta Board?

To: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Subject: Re: Re: PCI Graphics/Video Card for Malta Board?
From: "Zhang Fuxin" <>
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 22:13:37 +0800
Cc: "" <>

======= 2002-05-27 15:37:00 you wrote:=======

>On Mon, 27 May 2002, Steven J. Hill wrote:
>> Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
>> > I'd like to get a video-capable graphics card up
>> I can think of two things. First, a lot of graphics cards
>> rely on BIOS calls to be set up before the operating system
>> even boots. Second, I would stick to graphics cards that
>> have framebuffer support in the kernel as you stand at least
>> half a chance that those cards don't rely so heavily on a
>> peecee bios. Just my $.02.
>Even then, most frame buffer device drivers rely on the firmware (PC BIOS or
>SPARC/PPC Open Firmware) having set up the video card.
i have made vesa frame buffer & vga text console work for a pile of cards with 
x86emu code i posted days ago.but i think he want video-capable,that may leave
few candidates
>One of the exceptions is matroxfb, which is able to initialize older Matrox
>cards. This should cover all their PCI cards (Matrox didn't release any new PCI
>cards during the last few years).
It is expensive now:) I bought two G450pci last year,they are hard to find.
>                                               Geert
>Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --
>In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
>when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
>                                                           -- Linus Torvalds

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Best Regards
Zhang Fuxin
System Architecture Lab
Institute of Computing Technology
Chinese Academy of Sciences,China

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