jordan.crouse at amd.com
Wed Sep 26 11:22:43 EDT 2007
On 26/09/07 10:31 -0400, Jim Gettys wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 06:52 -0700, big one wrote:
> > > No VGA/EGA/CGA.
> > This is some sort of free VESA BIOS and the author said the source code can be ported to Linux platform:
> > http://www.talula.demon.co.uk/freebe/
> The Geode emulation system is "interesting", to say the least.
> While technically possible to replace the closed source code we
> eliminated, it would be a ***lot*** of work, mostly due to learning
> curve and debugging time of working at that level of the Geode. Given
> that there are good emulators that run under X, this seems to be a poor
> use of time, from where i sit (then again, some might accuse me of bias
> about X ;-).
Not to mention that getting the SMI support into OFW would be an interesting
and frustrating task that Mitch would probably rather jump into a nearby
volcano then undertake.
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