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

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Improve handling of "keep" in gfxpayload
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 22:01:06 +0200

> Hmm. You seem to be right, on investigation (I'd missed the fact that
> the 32-bit boot protocol skips a whole bunch of initialisation code),
> but in that case I'm thoroughly confused about why setting it made any
> difference at all in my tests. Back to the drawing board, I guess.
> (It's not actually quite true that vid_mode isn't used *at all* with the
> 32-bit boot protocol; it's still saved for use with ACPI sleep.)
>> Does 0x0F04 really do something when used in combination with Linux' vesafb?
> It seems to be 16-bit boot protocol only. I withdraw this patch for the
> time being as I'm obviously confused.
If these numbers are still needed it needs to be uniform between
gfxpayload=1024x768 or gfxpayload=keep + gfxmode=1024x768. Derive the
number from video mode information if you really need it
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