[LinuxBIOS] linuxbios + xf86-video-unichrome: no VGA BIOS needed.
stepan at coresystems.de
Sun Mar 18 17:48:48 CET 2007
* Peter Stuge <stuge-linuxbios at cdy.org> [070318 17:20]:
> Sounds like an idea. I would definately not want it compiled in
> unless I choose it in Kconfig though.
> But one option for which mode, and another for the graphics file would
> be good.
Yes. The picture should be selectable via Kconfig.
For the architecture, I think it should be possible to just add a
picture to the lar.
> We'd want to convert the image to raw and repack with lzma
> instead, rather than include a png decoder in ROM, right?
For the Kernel bootsplash, a guy at SUSE wrote a jpeg decoder in
roughly 8k. That plus a jpeg will be smaller than a lzmaed raw image
in almost all cases.
> > * Maybe the bootloader should take care?
> > What do you think? I really don't know.
> How does GRUB2 feel about it?
If it's a seperate stage, grub2 (linuxbios version) might want to know
how to switch it off anyways. But making it a seperate stage would for
sure be a good idea as nobody feels offended by having to maintain that
graphics stuff "in their stage" :-)
> PS: Could you test the TIMER2/RESET patch on your EPIA and ack if it
Oh yes, sorry it takes me so long. Will do so asap.
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