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Re: PCI video card on SGI O2

To: Ulrich Eckhardt <>
Subject: Re: PCI video card on SGI O2
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 14:06:49 +0200 (CEST)
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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 
> 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.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

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.
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