On Tue, 8 May 2007, Samium Gromoff wrote:
> At Tue, 8 May 2007 02:24:20 -0400 (EDT),
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > 3) I tried a Voodoo 1, ATI Mach 64, S3 Virge DX, GX, etc., I actually have
> > a Millenium I but it won't fit in the O2.
> Are you sure those have/need not to have proper BIOSen flashed onto them?
> As i imagine, a videocard with x86 cr^Bode flashed into it is pretty useless,
> or worse than useless, on anything but x86...
You can run the x86 emulator to execute the BIOS code. IIRC, (some version of)
the X server has such an emulator included. But that indeeds need `legacy I/O
port' access to work.
It's a pity the Millenium doesn't fit, as matroxfb is about the only
frame buffer device that can initialize a graphics card from scratch,
without help from the BIOS...
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- email@example.com
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