On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Marcel Wijlaars wrote:
> I made some small changes to the atyfb device driver to enable full
> width framebuffer console (1024x480) for the Sony Vaio C1VE. Some people
> asked me to submit my patch (see attachments) to the standard kernel
> (Alan Cox's tree).
> Do you think this patch would be accepted?
This one looks fine.
However, there are other Vaio models with other LCD panel resolutions. I'll
give it a try on mine (PCG-Z600TEK with 1024x768 panel).
Perhaps we can get the model name from the BIOS and map it to the panel
resolution using a table? Alternatively we need a `panel:<xres>x<yres>' option.
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@...
In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds
Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>However, there are other Vaio models with other LCD panel resolutions. I'll
>give it a try on mine (PCG-Z600TEK with 1024x768 panel).
It should not be to difficult to make that work, as you can see the
patch does litle more than removing the shadow at the end of the display
and making the cursor start a the (real) beginning of a line. Please
let me know if it works.
>Perhaps we can get the model name from the BIOS and map it to the panel
>resolution using a table?
That would be nice, however I do not have any clue on how to make that
> Alternatively we need a `panel:<xres>x<yres>' option.
I'm not sure if this would work. I did some tweaking using fbset and
modeline utility to make the modedb.c entry for the Vaio C1VE lcd. I
don't thing it is easy to automate this procedure.
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