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Re: Bug#161931: kernel-image-2.4.19-k7: VESA driver for console

On Sun, Nov 03, 2002 at 10:29:54PM +1100, Herbert Xu wrote:
> As a proof that this already works, just look at how TGAFB is loaded on
> alpha.  It is completely analogous to this situation except that the
> video mode switching is already done.

[1] I think that the alpha hardware is less variable than the full set
of pc hardware.

[2] I think this whole "startup" issue has already been addressed.
When I look in linux-2.4.19/arch/i386/boot/video.S, I see an unconditional

[3] Both of my above statements are tangential to the decision of whether
or not  we should enable vesafb.  Neither statement has a lot of bearing
on whether it's good for us to enable vesa support in linux 2.4.19



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