Do you mean a linuxbios vga text console?
that's a start. I'd be looking for how quick I can put something on the
screen to pacify users - it could even be character graphics for a simple
I have the code to set the legacy registers to start
VGA for a vga
integrated into linuxbios, working on two different
integrated chips, the
stpc cpu/chipset, and the sis 630 chipset. It sets the registers for
640x400 std text vga, and also 640x480x4 graphics. I was working on the
display of a .pcx graphics file when I had to get onto something else, but
it was all working the last time I tried it.
Graphics through the frame buffer would be nice but I'm willing to look into
that. I've heard of some code that already works with the vt8601 that I'm
looking to use.
You are welcome to the code if it would help. AFAIR
the EPIA is the
PLE133/vt8601a, which has legacy VGA registers. All you need usually is
legacy plus a "few other settings" to get text and/or simple legacy
going. The "few other settings" can be
Yep, the "few other settings" is like the saying in
engineering that goes
something along the lines of "the final 10% of the work takes 90% of the
time." That's in the category of "magic" that I was referring too
(it goes by other names such as "company confidential", "proprietary",