Re: [linux-fbdev] Re: VGA and pci_enable_device (was Re: Linux 2.4.0test1-ac6)

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 13:36:49 EST

On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, James Simmons wrote:
> > That depends completely on the chipset and the manufacturer... Keith
> > Packard's kdrive/s3trio code initializes the S3 Trio such that running
> > VGA BIOS is not necessary (and his code has been tested for such a
> > configuration). I hope to be able to use his code to implement 100%
> > MMIO-only, multi-head S3 trio framebuffer.
> Where is this driver so I can take a peek at it?

xc/programs/Xserver/hw/kdrive directory in any XFree86 v4.x tree.

"kdrive" stands for kernel driver, so yes XFree86 includes its own
fbdev to some extent.


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