Re: GGI, EGCS/PGCC, Kernel source

Alan Cox (
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 18:42:15 +0000 (GMT)

> > drivers/hw/fbdev/fbdev.c is about all IIRC.
> KGI/m68k runs on top of fbcons.c. KGI exists in part because
> fbcons.c was never ported to VGA-style hardware.

Thats a good start. Cos fbcon exists for vga text mode now, and making it
work on VGA hardware is trivial except for two things - the mode switch
and acceleration. You've got #1 and half of #2 - thats why I think sticking
these two together is the right thing to do. I've actually been poking at
a dumb svga fbcon for a few chipsets btw - not to the point of working code
but to see whats involved - its becoming very apparent several windows 98
era chipsets are not going to have any backward text mode hardware or
quite likely emulation.


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