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Re: XFree86 4 on RiscPC

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 11:01:30PM +0100, Philip Blundell wrote:
> >Surely fbdev is being very dense if it's doing that?
> >1: Why would it need to turn on anything, as it's only talking to the kernel
> >2: Surely it's not just an arm thing, as other hardware doesn't have ISA
> >   [I'd guess Amigas don't, and I'd assume that fbdev should work on them]
> I'm guessing it's not fbdev per se, but some more generic part of the server.
> Fbdev does indeed work on amigas, but the difference is that m68k machines 
> don't ever have ISA so it just gets left out at compile time (all that stuff 
> is wrapped in some hairy ifdefs), whereas there are some ARM machines with ISA 
> so theoretically you need to detect it at run time.  That said, I'm not 
> totally sure that the direct port access is strictly necessary even on 
> machines where it works.

Mmm. Modern suns have ISA. Am I right in thinking that older Suns don't?
[just sbus] So shouldn't they be in this mess too then?

Also do I take it that no-one else has yet really attempted xfree 4 on a

Nicholas Clark

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