[LinuxBIOS] VGA support for Geode GX1/CS5530

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Mon Oct 8 01:10:26 CEST 2007

On 07/10/07 23:13 +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 12:21:08PM +0200, Juergen Beisert wrote:
> > > Nice! So this is in-LinuxBIOS VGA support? I.e. without running any VGA
> > > option ROM blob in an emulator?
> > 
> > This "driver" really knows the hardware, so it does not need any help from any 
> > kind of SMM.
> Very nice!
> > > I'll give it a try on my CS5530 box in a few days (no access right now).
> > 
> > Visit my BCOM WINNET100 Tutorial, scroll to the buttom of this document and 
> > download the Board Support Package. Extract it, you will need some patches to 
> > use the VGA console feature within Linux. Also for the Linux kernel you will 
> > need a specific console driver for the GX1, as the generic driver expects 
> > some help from the SMM. See patches/linux-2.6.22/generic for the whole patch 
> > stack, apply it to a fresh 2.6.22 kernel and build it with the 
> > igel316-kernelconfig.target as its .config. Also if you like to run X on it, 
> Is this scheduled to go into the mainline kernel one day? Would be great!

Please do submit it - CC to info-linux at geode.amd.com.

> > you will need a special driver. You can find it in the BSP in the  
> > local_src/xf86-video-geode_gx1 directory.



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