Re: Video card

Martin Mares (
Thu, 7 Aug 1997 09:40:11 +0200


[Please don't CC your messages to linux-kernel-digest!]

> Why Linux not detect display card? It's more easyer to config
> X and SVGAlib from kernel message.

Linux was never meant as a video card detection software and the trivial
detection routines contained in the video code were never reliable and they
caused lots of problems, so I disabled them by default. In case you want the
detection, you can simply flip the CONFIG_VIDEO_SVGA switch in
arch/i386/boot/video.S. Read Documentation/svga.txt for more details.

Have a nice fortnight

Martin `MJ' Mares   <>
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
"Air conditioned environment - Do not open Windows."