K8 northbridge f1 behaviour.

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at lnxi.com
Fri Jan 9 01:09:00 CET 2004

ron minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> writes:

> On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > What VGA device are you using? The 2880 has the ATI Rage XL chip which
> > seems to be used in quite some AMD64 implementations.
> > I used this patch:
> > http://ftp.fi.muni.cz/pub/linux/sgi/people/ppopov/aty_nobiosinit.patch
> many types, unfortunately.

Just to clear up the conversation.  There are two distinct problems,
with two separate solutions.

1) Onboard video.   
   - We should be able to do this open source and very early.
     As generally these are not high end chips.

2) Video Card.
   - This will require running a PC Option ROM.

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