[coreboot] [RFC] GSoC proposal: Native graphics init for AMD/ATI graphics hardware

Patrick Georgi patrick at georgi-clan.de
Wed Mar 20 11:52:07 CET 2013

Am 20.03.2013 11:28, schrieb Paul Menzel:
> 1. Is that even possible for AMD/ATI hardware in their current design
> with ATOM BIOS and firmware?
For simply initializing the chip, tracing what the driver does works
just as well as on Intel chips.

The main issue is that OS drivers have an expectation to find those
tables (closed source drivers less so than open source, it seems), so
you'd need to provide them in one form or another.

Semi-automatically building new (and independent) ATOMBIOS tables from
trace data is probably a hard problem.


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