ATI rage xl.init

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at
Tue Apr 13 07:27:00 CEST 2004

Stefan Reinauer <stepan at> writes:

> * YhLu <YhLu at> [040412 23:23]:
> > I move the kernel patch that init rage xl for fb into LinuxBIOS. You can
> > disable the patch in Kernel and still can use rage xl for fb.
> wonderful! I've commited this to the V2 CVS and moved the Trident
> Blade3d driver there as well. I changed the directory layout a little
> bit to suit northbridge/southbridge/mainboard by using
> driver/vendor/device as the path to the device init code. 
> What is the right way of getting this code into a LinuxBIOS build?
> Should there be some "driver" directive like there's "northbridge" and
> "southbridge"? Or is there some better idea?
Use the dir command.  northbridge/southbridge/etc are just specializations
of it.

> If we can now get hands on loading firmware into the LSI1020/1030, we'd
> be prepared for a lot of nice opteron servers and possibly many others.

The Linux driver does not load the firmware?  Or do we need SCSI support?


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