[coreboot] Re : Re: AMD doesn't get it either in some ways (the bastards!!!)

echelon at free.fr echelon at free.fr
Sat Apr 5 10:41:18 CEST 2014

----- Mail d'origine -----
De: Luc Verhaegen <libv at skynet.be>
À: mrnuke <mr.nuke.me at gmail.com>
Cc: ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com>, coreboot at coreboot.org
Envoyé: Sat, 05 Apr 2014 03:21:07 +0200 (CEST)
Objet: Re: [coreboot] AMD doesn't get it either in some ways	(the	bastards!!!)

> On Fri, Apr 04, 2014 at 12:38:07PM -0500, mrnuke wrote:
> > On Friday, April 04, 2014 10:00:41 AM ron minnich wrote:
> > > I have this nice board, with a nice AMD cpu, and I get no graphics.
> > > Why? Because AMD won't release the VGA blob. So the board is headless.
> > > 
> > Are you talking about a board which originally came with IBV firmware? In that 
> > case, you may be able to extract the blob from linux while running on said 
> > firmware.
> > 
> > > Another addition to the blob matrix. sigh.
> > > 
> > How can you add a blob that you don't have? And what CPU is that? Do you think 
> > we can get native VGA init running? (fork thread if you answer this second 
> > question)
> If only we at the RadeonHD project had had our way...
> We were only a few hundred lines of C away from full hw init with our 
> modesetting code. Basically, the board specific bits were not done by 
> us, but that was reasonably limited, and i was hoping that someone would 
> find the time and would port the first IGP or even discrete card, and 
> open the floodgates...
> But that of course never happened.

Naive question : Is it too late to find a remedy to that? Why?

> AMD lost further control of ATI and Redhat saw it necessary to join 
> forces with ATI. The enemy of my enemy and such. And RadeonHD was 
> declared to be the code from the MS devil, amongst many other baseless 
> things...
> Now we get to keep both pieces, thank you redhat.
> Luc Verhaegen.

Can you elaborate further on this? I wasn't aware that Redhat has this kind of attitude..

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