On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, BIOS Support wrote:
Anybody: What's the recommended
approach/reference/magic to getting video
going for LinuxBIOS. I'd like to get the on-chip video going on the VIA Epia
board - Hints appreciated.
it depends. If you can get the chipset to init by knowing what to do, then
do it in the northbridge code (if integrated) or in the mainboard code (if
If it is a Mystery Chip but you have a VGABIOS for it, try enabling
linuxbios VGABIOS support and see if that turns it on.
Otherwise you'll have to see if linux framebuffer support will do it, or
the user-mode program we also have in freebios/utils.
It's still a hard problem, made harder by vendor non-cooperation.