Re: Console handling (was: Re: Let's vote for PnP on 2.2)
Sun, 21 Dec 1997 13:48:40 +0100

On Mon, Dec 15, 1997 at 06:03:58AM +0000, Bjarne Lorftesonne wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Dec 1997, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > Because the registers are different on every single *&(_)&$*# VGA
> > derivative...
> Its enough to make one weep, no? To think, in this day and age...
> Were Sun's ever this bad for incompatibility of video drivers?
> All hail SGI.

Sigh. Just don't believe SGI's gfx hardware makes less headache. The
concepts SGI is using are unusual for those only familiar with PC gfx
hardware and Even the gfx hardware in SGI's older boxes like the Indy is
already quite complex; newer hardware like the O2 needs funny extra
support for example in the vm subsystem. IRIX is full of goodies
supporting the various gfx hardware available from SGI. Makes ``trivial''
things like running the IRIX Xsgi server under Linux a very interesting