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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 16:49:33 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 05:15:41PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 12:58:35PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > It also seems that doing this right is tricky on the kernel side (see
> >
> > and thread), so I probably won't be turning this on by default yet in
> > our configuration - but of course if you explicitly say "keep" then you
> > should get what you asked for.
> I read that thread.  Note that in the future, GRUB will include video
> drivers, and when those are ready we don't have to use vesa, so I wouldn't
> spend a lot of effort with this vesa->other video driver transition that
> according to Matthew can be complicated.

I don't think it's relevant to Matthew's argument what GRUB happens to
use to implement the graphical mode. The only way that Linux can write
text to the screen in graphical mode is if it has a framebuffer driver
to do so, which needs some kind of substrate (be that VESA or something
smarter implemented by KMS); it doesn't matter what mode was previously
programmed by GRUB.

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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