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Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 13:20:10 -0600
Subject: RFC: vesafb
The attached patch allows vesafb to work on PPC. vesafb does surprisingly
little with the BIOS (which I thought was the whole point of VESA). With some
ifdef's I'm able to use it as sort of a VGA offb -- the firmware initializes
the card, and the driver just uses it and never mucks with it.
This patch allows me to get an 800x600x8 console on the Thinkpad 850, and
640x480x8 on the Carolina machines. More interestingly it allows X to work on
the Thinkpad, which currently doesn't work and has never worked in >16 colors.
It should also work on the 7020 (Sven?), which uses the Weitek 9100 card and
currently is driverless.
This patch is only for PReP, which is probably the only place it's really
useful (since CHRP and PMac have offb), but would be easy enough to add to.
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