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To: Pete Popov <>
Subject: Re: PATCH
From: Alan Cox <>
Date: 17 Dec 2002 23:24:10 +0000
Cc: Greg Lindahl <>, linux-mips <>
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Original-recipient: rfc822;
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On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 22:40, Pete Popov wrote:
> It would be if there was a generic way to go about adding support for
> graphics cards that require bios support. In this case we were working
> with the manufacturer and had all the docs, but still couldn't figure
> out certain pieces needed in initializing the card.  Ultimately the "no
> bios init" patch you see is a pci bus analyzer capture, filtered through
> a perl script, dumped into a new file, and integrated as part of the
> driver.  Even if you could do that with all cards, I'm not sure it's
> legally allowed. We had the vendor's blessings in this case.

XFree86 has an emulator library for this.

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