Re: GGI, EGCS/PGCC, Kernel source

Geert Uytterhoeven (
Sun, 1 Mar 1998 07:03:10 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, Jon M. Taylor wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > > 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,
> When did this happen? This is good. Now we can potentially make

Some months ago. It's called drivers/video/vgacon.c.

> the textmode-only KGI in-kernel mini boot display driver run completely on
> top of fbcons.c, which in theory would port KGI to any Linux/xxx which has
> VGA-style textmodes are a historical anomaly. Better to design
> around software textmodes as an abstraction and just map it onto whatever
> HW you have.


Geert (who's still away, as Jes already pointed out :-)

Geert Uytterhoeven           
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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