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Re: [PATCH for 0pre1v3] r128 and radeon without vgaHW problem fix



On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 06:16:41AM +0900, ISHIKAWA Mutsumi wrote:
> >>>>> In <20020831202029.GA5758@iliana> 
> >>>>>	Sven LUTHER <luther@dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr> wrote:
> >> On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 04:07:30AM +0900, ISHIKAWA Mutsumi wrote:
> 
> >> > >> >  I put a patch to build fix on SPARC and new MANIFEST.sparc.
> >> > >> > 
> >> > >> > http://people.debian.org/~ishikawa/XFree86/4.2.0-0pre1v3/sparc/101_sparc_ati_without_vgahw.diff
> >> > 
> >> > >> This is a bad patch IMHO.
> >> > 
> >> >  I have a question:
> >> > 
> >> >   Are RADEON and Rage128 supports need on SPARC currently?
> >> >   Some some SPARC workstation/server uses RADEON and/or Rage128?
> >> > 
> >> >  I know some SPARC workstations (e.g Ultra5) use mach64 graphic chip.
> >> >  So, we need mac64 support. We should not drop ati mac64 drivers.
> >> > 
> >> >  But I don't know RADEON or Rage128 graphic borad for SPARC.
> >> >  If RADEON/Rage128 board for SPARC does exist, we need more hack
> >> > to support these (but I don't have the board and enough time to do
> >> > this...).
> 
> >> Well, i guess the Ultra5 have pci slots, so you could imagine putting a
> >> pci radeon or rage128 board in it, is it not ?
> 
>  I believe the firmware on these cards are written in ix86 code, so
> these cards will not run on the SPARC.

Evil, evil boards with closed firmware.

BTW, what about using a apple radeon board, they most assuredly don't
have ix86 firmware, but then maybe all the intialization is done in the
OF driver or whatever.

Friendly,

Sven Luther



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