"Steve M. Gehlbach" <steve(a)nexpath.com> writes:
of some code that already works with the vt8601 that I'm
looking to use.
There should be a way to put the 8601a specific stuff in
northbridge/via/8601a, and try and keep vga generic (legacy) register code
in a central place (eg, pc80/). This worked well for stpc and sis630; most
of the code is common even though the chips are radically different, they
both match well to legacy VGA. There are also changes to lib/video_subr.c
since it currently doesn't move the cursor or use the correct memory address
Not a big surprise on the latter as the code was written but never really
The only reason this hasn't been integrated into
linuxbios codebase at this
point is partly lack of interest (I think) in this group, since most use the
serial console, and partly that I have been off on other things lately.
Video is a minor part of things, but it is starting to get annoying
to be able to do an entire cluster with LinuxBIOS all except a management
node, which needs video and a keyboard.
All of my projects use the vga console, so as I use
chipsets, I will be adding vga for each. Until this gets into the linuxbios
base, anyone that wants the code just send me an email. It's all gpl of
I would certainly be interested. I don't know if I could find the time
to do anything with it but I can at least collect up some code until
I have time to pursue it further.