[Xorg] The big multiconsole nasty

Egbert Eich eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Tue Jul 13 12:12:05 PDT 2004

Jon Smirl writes:
 > We know how to find the BIOS copy in low RAM. What you don't know is
 > which card it is associated with in a multiple graphics card system. To
 > track this a quirk needs to be added to the kernel which records which
 > device is the boot video device. The kernel need to track this since
 > device drivers can change the active VGA device and make another device
 > look like it was the boot device.

It could be done in the kernel or in a daemon that keeps track of the
devices, right. In an environment in which multiple devices can be used
by different applications you cannot use the simple heuristics that
we do today.


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