[OLPC-devel] Re: AMD Geode GX framebuffer: support OLPC
jordan.crouse at amd.com
Tue Aug 15 12:55:48 EDT 2006
On 15/08/06 10:29 -0600, ollie wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-08-15 at 10:15 -0600, Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> > ollie wrote:
> > > I haven't looked at the very early init of Linux kernel for a long
> > > time. IIRC, we can just boot the vmlinux ELF image with LinuxBIOS/FILO
> > > The ELF image does not contain the arch/i386/boot stuff at all. Is
> > > there any reason we have to load something like bzImage?
> > >
> > I think the issue is that VGA parameters have to be set. See below. How
> > do we want to do this?
> Why do we have to do that? These parameters were never set for any of
> the previous LinuxBIOS platforms with VGA support. Does the GX2
> framebuffer driver require it?
Absolutely not. I just want to make sure the code in arch/i386/boot doesn't
happen to randomly get a bad value and freak out. If there is no chance
of a freakout, then we'll pull the NOVGA patch and happily go on our way.
Senior Linux Engineer
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
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