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[Qemu-devel] Re: vgabios + qemu: issues and plans.

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: vgabios + qemu: issues and plans.
Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 11:35:24 +0200
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First, I'd like to be able to load the vgabios via PCI ROM bar on all
pci vga cards (stdvga, vmware, soon qxl). The PCI ID in the bios has
to match the PCI ID of the card, so we'll need a bunch of vga bios
binaries, all identical except for the PCI ID. Or we need some kind of
binary patching. Otherwise seabios will not load them from the PCI ROM

vgabios could be build multiple times with PCIBIOS set and VENDOR_ID and
DEVICE_ID supplied from the Makefile like it's already done with

Yes, something like this I have in mind.

Works for stdvga and qxl. vmware fails as it has the memory at pci region 1 (region 0 has ioports) and it seems vgabios isn't prepared to handle that ...

Anyone knows what the best place to send patches to is? vgabios-developers list @ savannah looks pretty much dead. It has one (!) message in 2009 which is an unanswered question.

Or is upstream dead anyway and we should just go with http://git.qemu.org/vgabios.git/ ?


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