[SeaBIOS] [Qemu-devel] SeaVGABIOS and winxp

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Mon Apr 16 01:10:48 CEST 2012

On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 02:44:28AM +0400, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> On 16.04.2012 02:22, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> > Select VGA_BOCHS in Kconfig for the qemu "standard" vga.  The
> > "standard vga" option in seabios kconfig is for emulating old IBM 128K
> > vga cards (ie, not super vga) - I suppose this is a bit misleading.
> Oh.  Indeed, VGA_BOCHS works, and it is _very_ similar to how
> vgabios from bochs project works.
> And indeed, this is quite a bit confusing.  The menut text is also
> a bit interesting, -- "Bochs DISPI interface VGA BIOS" (what is
> "DISPI" ?).

The "DISPI" refers to the custom protocol that is used to transmit VBE
requests between the vga bios and bochs (and is also implemented in
qemu).  Unfortunately, there aren't well recognized names for these
interfaces.  I'm open to changing the Kconfig descriptions if there
are better names.


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