[OpenBIOS] sorry to ask this again

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at mandrakesoft.com
Tue Apr 4 16:41:30 CEST 2000

Massimo Dentico wrote:
> "Ronald G. Minnich" wrote:
> >
> > If someone has the *code* example for calling the vga init on a vga card I
> > could use it.
> Sorry for the delay. No distractions this time, only assembly code
> for swithing video modes. ;-) This work, at least for me. Obviously,
> I'm not writing BIOS usually :o) .. so, I don't know if it lacks
> something for functioning as part of firmware.

Thanks for posting code, unfortunately this code does not call the VGA
BIOS to initialize the video card -- this code directly programs the VGA
registers to switch modes, just like vga16fb in the Linux kernel.

BIOS init must have already executed in order for this code to work.



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