[coreboot] SeaVGABIOS with native vga init (Need testers)
Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
phcoder at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 10:24:21 CET 2014
On 13.02.2014 01:23, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
>> Looking through the output of
>> > $ git grep k8t890 src/mainboard/
>> > the boards Asus A8V-E Deluxe, Asus A8V-E SE, Asus K8V-X, Asus M2V-MX SE
>> > and Asus M2V should theoretically support that.
> Okay. The SeaVGABIOS implementation is expecting a coreboot table
> (LB_TAG_FRAMEBUFFER). So, as long as that is present it should work.
LB_TAG_FRAMEBUFFER is present only if display is placed in graphics
mode, otherwise EGA text mode is assumed.
EGA text mode is much easier to make use of (including for oprom) and
more compatible than graphics counterpart.
Lenovo X201 init makes use of EGA text mode as well.
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