[RFC] xserver: use LRMI for real-mode calls (v2)

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at laas.fr
Sun Nov 29 01:38:49 PST 2009

Keith Packard wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 21:54:26 +0200, Tiago Vignatti <tiago.vignatti at nokia.com> wrote:
>>   On the other hand, we could simply forget forever vm86 backend, given
>>   x86emu encompass it - ajax has hard arguments to simply remove vm86
>>   either.
> How close is x86emu to actually dealing with modern video BIOSes? We
> used to have all kinds of trouble with BIOSes using instructions beyond
> the basic 8086 stuff; does x86emu deal with these now? 

The BSDs use xf86emu to run the vesa driver. It works in most cases,
even with modern bioses. I've only one laptop (Samsung NC20) where
xf86emu fails.

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