[LinuxBIOS] booting without vga

Richard Smith smithbone at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 08:52:19 CEST 2006

On 8/25/06, Rogelio Serrano <rogelio.serrano at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there a way for linuxbios to initialize the graphics hardware
> directly? besides making linux use the framebuffer directly on bootup.
> and maybe making filo use the framebuffer too.

If the hardware was standard then yes but each graphics mfg does it
differently and its hidden by the VGA bios.  Think of each graphics
card as a graphics northbridge.  You have to eanble all the right
bits, turn on the video ram, etc.  On 99% of graphics cards the info
on how to do this is not known.  So you have to run the vga bios to do

Richard A. Smith

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