epia m vga + memcpy update

Li-Ta Lo ollie at lanl.gov
Thu Sep 9 11:07:00 CEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 01:50, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> * Richard Smith <rsmith at bitworks.com> [040908 17:28]:
> > Ronald G. Minnich wrote:
> > 
> > >ok, I hate to say this, but I think you should run linuxbios without the 
> > >vga stuff, boot linux, and run that vgabios under testbios and see if that 
> > >is better. This will let you know if the vgabios is doing something really 
> > >weird.
> > 
> > If you have the space.  Try X >= 4.3 as well and use:
> > 	option "InitPrimary" "true"
> > in the Screens section.  It's my experience that on some cards X will 
> > bring the card to life when testbios won't.
> We should definitely merge our x86emu efforts with those of X.org. I
> talked about that with Egbert Eich a while ago, but I never got to set
> something up since then yet. It might take some efforts cleaning out the
> core of x86emu so that it smoothly fits into both X and our "testbios"
> payload. But it is definitely worth the effort.

Did they do anything on the "core" x86emu? Last time I checked,
XF86 4.4.0 has almost the same x86emu as testbios.

BTW, I think a fork of x86emu is inevitable. If we want to move
testbios into LinuxBIOS, we have to remove all OS/libc dependence
from the emulator.


More information about the coreboot mailing list