X Server setup on ARM Board with PCI VGA card

Jesse Barnes jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org
Thu Nov 1 17:04:41 PDT 2007

On Thursday, November 01, 2007 4:46 pm Peter Clifton wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 11:22 -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> > I think VIA devices are fully initialized by LinuxBIOS w/o using
> > the video BIOS.  IIRC the Linux kernel has some code for bringing
> > up radeon chips to a certain extent.  The Intel driver (with
> > associated Linux kernel DRM suspend/resume support) is complete
> > enough that it *should* be able to come up without POSTing, though
> > this isn't tested.
> My 945GM doesn't like coming back from suspend without being POST'd
> by vbetool. Gets very nasty LCD timing as far as I can tell, and I
> get the "bleeding to white / green" effect which makes me fear for
> the life of my LCD.
> Are you referring to different codepaths though Jesse? I'd have
> thought many people end up testing the non-posted resume if they
> don't have / use vbetool.

Mine comes up w/o vbetool, but only with the DRM suspend/resume patch I 
posted on lkml a few days ago.


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