[LinuxBIOS] RESEND: patch: fix the problem with CONFIG_CONSOLE_VGA not pulling in the emulator

Torsten Duwe duwe at lst.de
Fri Jan 4 01:22:12 CET 2008

On Friday 04 January 2008, ron minnich wrote:
> On Jan 3, 2008 3:49 PM, Torsten Duwe <duwe at lst.de> wrote:
> > My main concern is that console on VGA and ROM emulators are orthogonal,
> > and one should not pull in the other, for design reasons. But if there is
> > no hardware, I'll be quiet.
> I don't understand the comment. Console on VGA may in some cases
> depend on the ROM emulator. So they are not necessarily orthogonal I
> think.

For the board config, I meant.

Some boards will have both ROM emu and VGA, some neither, some one of them but 
not the other. The big question is: do all 4 cases really exist out there? So 
far we're missing the case with open source onboard VGA, and not a single 
slot were an x86 ROM could appear. If not all 4 cases exist, orthogonality is 


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