[Openchrome-devel] [Bug 94210] Unknown Card-Ids (7122|1458|D000), Chipset: VX900

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Wed Feb 24 20:36:37 UTC 2016


--- Comment #9 from Kevin Brace <kevinbrace at gmx.com> ---
(In reply to HuangRan from comment #8)

Hi Frank,

> Hi Kevin,
>          Recent two days, I am looking into the UMS xf86-video-openchrome
> code and also be shocked by ViaCardID[] struct in Via_id.c file. Why does
> the UMS driver use this table to identify the board? I am also buying some
> old boards including VX700/VX855/VX900 and I found some boards(i.e., Wyse
> Thin Clients) are not in this list. So I can guess same error will be
> reported.
>          So It seems this ViaCardID table will only bring faults instead of
> any good things. Why not remove it?
> Thanks,
> Frank

We could remove the table, or maybe for now, we could just disable it.
My view is that by in about 1 to 2 more releases after Version 0.3.4, the table
will be removed or disabled.
I am just trying to avoid making substantial changes for soon to be released
Version 0.3.4.
I am also considering getting rid of VESA BIOS Extension (VBE) support at the
same time.
VBE support is not longer necessary since most devices can be detected
I still think that a small "quirk" table may be necessary (i.e., Linux kernel
has it) in some cases, but only for very few devices that truly need it.
In a sense, this weird known device table is a very large quirk table, and I
think it outlived its usefulness.

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