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Re: PCI video card on SGI O2

Subject: Re: PCI video card on SGI O2
From: Atsushi Nemoto <>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 16:50:48 +0900 (JST)
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On Tue, 8 May 2007 02:24:20 -0400 (EDT), 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. I mention these since they were
> listed here as
> potentially working. I'm assuming I need more kernel support?

IIRC, patch for ATI Rage XL without BIOS was floating around a while
ago (kernel 2.4 era?), but never merged to mainline in good shape.
And the halfway codes are removed at kernel 2.6.16.

commit cb639258f92b2407c50f79a95364f42932481389
Author: Antonino A. Daplas <>
Date:   Mon Jan 9 20:53:13 2006 -0800

    [PATCH] fbdev: atyfb: Remove BIOS-less booting
    CONFIG_ATYFB_XL_INIT option is broken for a long time.  It will always 
cause a
    kernel hang.
    Since no one has fixed this problem for some time now, remove it from atyfb.

Atsushi Nemoto

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