[Xorg] The big multiconsole nasty

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 13 12:34:19 PDT 2004

--- Egbert Eich <eich at pdx.freedesktop.org> wrote:
> 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.

The only safe place to this is in the kernel. It's just a few hundred
bytes of code.

> Egbert.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at yahoo.com

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