Question to Torvalds

By: never_released (never_released.delete@this.gmx.tw), November 16, 2020 3:25 pm
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Maxwell (max.delete@this.a.com) on November 16, 2020 10:49 am wrote:
> Doug S (foo.delete@this.bar.bar) on November 16, 2020 9:46 am wrote:
> > I wouldn't bet on that. AFAIK the unaccelerated framebuffer relies on a PC GPU supporting VGA mode for
> > backwards compatibility reasons. There is no reason for Apple to support a VGA mode in their GPU.
>
> As long as the firmware puts the graphics in a usable state, it's fine, at least for
> a temporary hack with hardcoded framebuffer parameters. Just can't change modes.
>
> Max
>

The firmware in this case gives us a simplefb at the native resolution that we can use. (with address and resolution + bpp in the device tree)
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