On Wed, 9 May 2007, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 May 2007 09:22, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > 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...
> I'm not sure if this is the same thing you are referring to, but I have a G4
> Mac Mini which has a Radeon 9200 chip. The autodetection does not find a BIOS
> ROM (is that what you meant?) but it works nonetheless, both with FB and
> X.org. From reading the sources, it seems that this is even normal, in
> particular for embedded graphic chips as typically found in laptops.
Open Firmware in your Mac Mini has F-code to initialize the Radeon 9200.
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