X Server setup on ARM Board with PCI VGA card

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Nov 1 01:25:57 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 10:39:45PM -0800, Rupesh Kumar wrote:
> My goal is to make a VGA card work on ARM system
> I am seeing two issues in this kind of setup
>    1.Legacy VGA Range support.(My board doesnt support this I/O Range).
>    2.Running the VGA BIOS.(BIOS Contains i386 image which cant be run on ARM).
> The card which can run as Secondary Adapter cant use the legacy range.
> so my first issue is solved.
> Does a VGA card run without running its VGA BIOS.If not then how does the X
> Server manage these Cards.
> Can anyone  please clarify me whether this is feasible or not.
> Anybody have ever tried this kind of setup.

You need to know everything the BIOS does to set the card up, so you can
do it yourself instead.

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