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Re: [Fwd: Re: Mac SE/30 install problem]

On Mon, 2002-04-29 at 18:11, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 07:06:03PM +0100, Philip Blundell wrote:
> > On Mon, 2002-04-29 at 13:07, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > Packed pixel format is in use for lots of other hardware so I'd assume it
> > > is supported in some way? 
> > 
> > Nope, I don't think bogl supports packed pixels at all.  Christian and I
> > discussed this before if I remember right.

Jeez, how dumb am I?  I was thinking of planar pixels.  Packed pixels
should indeed be fine.
> I don't remember, but you may be right ;-)
> But what do we do about this now? Build a seperate bf set for those
> old-hardware machines (a lot of them seem to surface recently), remove
> language chooser again for m68k? Drop m68k?

Assuming that it isn't possible to fix bogl for whatever reason, the
best option would be to write a small helper program that does

fd = open("/dev/fb0", O_RDWR);
ioctl(fd, FBIOGET_FSCREENINFO, &fix);
if (fix->type == BAD) exit(1);

and add logic to /sbin/udbootstrap to invoke this thing and make it fall
back to non-UTF8 mode in the bad cases.


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