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Re: 2.6.8-2 drivers/video/tgafb.c



On Sat, Dec 24, 2005 at 06:11:46PM +0100, Uwe Schindler wrote:
> At 01:07 24.12.2005, you wrote:
> > > Unrelated to the above, is there linux console framebuffer support for
> > > tga2 cards?  I'd *really* love to see an alpha penguin logo (or the
> > > default Debian swirl logo) at boot time on my 433au.
> >
> >Is tga2 not supported by the tgafb module?  I would have expected that it
> >is.
> 
> I have a TGA2 card in my Alphastation. Hotplug or something else 
> automatically loads tgafb so lsmod displays it as loaded. If it works 
> I do not know...

TGA2 has a Cirrus VGA as a "front end"; it should work as a normal VGA,
and only switch into "TGA mode" when controlled by the TGA X server.

You can only see the penguins with the original TGA, unless you try to
run the TGA2 with Cirrus FB support (if available).

 --Jay++

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