On Wed, 23 Oct 2002, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Sat, 19 Oct 2002, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > > please apply the patch below which will add proper handling for
> > > monochrome graphic cards.
> > >
> > > Both changes are required since there are graphic cards out in the
> > > voi^Wwild that are monochrome but have bits_per_pixel set to something
> > > else than 1, e.g. PMAG-AA which uses 8 bits per pixel but ignores 7 of
> > > it.
> > >
> > > Since currently no such card is supported, this change wasn't
> > > required. However, we developed support for the PMAG-AA card and we
> > > would like to add support for it to the Linux kernel, of course.
> > HP300 TopCat uses a similar scheme, and is supported by Linux/m68k.
> *cough* Is there a working machine running Linux out somewhere? If
> so, I wonder why this oddity wasn't noted/didn't appear etc.
drivers/video/hpfb.c sets fb_var_screeninfo.bits_per_pixel to 1 instead of 8,
and relies on an unmerged[*] hack to drivers/video/fbcon.c to display the
monochrome penguin logo.
> HP300 is not a really working port iirc.
Yes, it depends a lot on your definition of `working' :-)
[*] Available from Linux/m68k CVS http://linux-m68k-cvs.apia.dhs.org/
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