Li-Ta Lo ollie at
Mon Feb 7 06:04:01 CET 2005

On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 01:24, Jon Smirl wrote:
> Your work on VGABIOS has been mentioned on the Linux kernel mailing
> list. Right now we are trying to add VGA reset capability to the
> kernel. This needs to be done at two points, reseting of secondary
> cards at boot (the system BIOS should reset the primary one) and
> reseting of cards if needed when coming out of suspend/resume.
> There has been talk of adding emu86 to the kernel. Where's the source
> for your 32K version? I'd also like to look at your code for setting
> up the environment to run the VBIOS. PPC/IA64 people have been asking
> for us to add emu86 support so that they can reset their cards. With a
> 32K emu86 there is no need for us to use vm86 mode.

The source code is available from LinuxBIOS CVS

the directory for the emulator are




The emulator is slightly larger than 32KB. For the Tyan S2885
mainboard, the difference of the final romimage is 41376 bytes.

> Is LinuxBIOS part of the main kernel tree or is it separate?

It has its own tree.


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