Nathanael Noblet wrote:
On Thursday, February 27, 2003, at 09:44 AM, Steve Gehlbach wrote:
Linuxbios support of vga on boot is not there yet, work ongoing.
Does vga come up after the kernel takes control?? Is that what you mean
vga on boot? Seeing the LinuxBios stuff through the VGA adapter?
I am referring to vga console with linuxbios messages, long before the
kernel loads. When the kernel loads you will get the basic text mode
vga screen. Without the linuxbios vga, you can get vga in Linux with
the appropriate framebuffer driver, which will initialize vga, but of
course, this gives you the screen much later in the boot process. The
idea of linuxbios vga initialization is to get a vga screen almost
immediately on boot, for those that want that sort of thing (like me,
for example). It is not very useful to cluster users, but it is very
important to manufacturers of customized embedded systems.