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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, 24 Aug 2009 16:26:09 +0200

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 6:41 PM, Colin Watson<address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.

AFAIK efifb does exactly that. Try adding efifb keyword to linux command line.

>> 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.
> Regards,
> --
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