new patch for kernel

Michal Margula alchemyx at
Mon Feb 19 15:41:21 CET 2001

[poniedziałek, 19 luty 2001], Jacek Konieczny napisał(a):

> It is not a bug. That is how it works.
> VESA is a BIOS extension designed to be used from DOS, not multitasking OS
> using i386 "protected mode". There are some VESA protected-mode extensions,
> but they are not very reliable. 
> In fact VESA-FB is a hack --- extension to the "VGA video-mode selection".
> The latter uses standard PC BIOS calls to setup video modes on startup.
> When the kernel is running VIDEO-BIOS practically is not available, and cannot
> be raliably used.

BTW: I would like to ask. How to use FB on S3 Virge properly? I want to know
because svgalib behaves funny

Michal Margula, alchemyx at, ICQ UIN 12267440, +), PL section of Linux Counter maintainer
"W życiu piękne są tylko chwile." [Ryszard Riedel]
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