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Re: [PATCH] Improve handling of "keep" in gfxpayload

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Improve handling of "keep" in gfxpayload
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 17:41:18 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 06:27:04PM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> Framebuffer console works just fine with no KMS if video mode is
> already set and video parameters passed. At least technically.

Feel free to show me what I'm doing wrong, but it demonstrably does not
work right now and right here, and Matthew Garrett (whose opinion I
value very highly when it comes to kernelspace) says that the code
necessary to make this work does not exist in Linux right now.

> Just that you won't be able to do fancy stuff like acceleration before
> you load complete drivers. An example of OS which boots in such mode
> is OSX - it continues in the mode set by booter and uses the video for
> showing either scroll wheel or text.

That means it's theoretically possible, certainly, but that wasn't my
point - the fact is that it doesn't work with Linux today, and whether
OS X can do it is not really directly relevant to that.


Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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