Framebuffer or standard VGA ?

Adam Sulmicki adam at
Wed Sep 11 03:53:00 CEST 2002

> 1. there's a standard way for the motherboard Bios to initialise _any_
> graphics card, so it can initialise a new one it's never heard of before (and
> presumably LinuxBios could do the same), or:

this is what is the case.

BIOS has notion of "extensions", which just piece of firmware on each
card put into extension slot (ISA,PCI,etc). bios will just jump
to that (in 16 bit mode) and execute it.

Adam      The Supreme Headquarters of the 32 bit registers

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