Ticket #7172: VBE 3.0 drvier for NewOS 20110129091817 Michael Noisternig

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18From: Michael Noisternig <mnoist@cosy.sbg.ac.at>
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21To: Sean Collins <smc.collins@comcast.net>
22Subject: Re: VBE 3.0 drvier for NewOS
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28That's absolutely fine with me!
29
30Michael
31
32Am 28.01.2011 21:27, schrieb Sean Collins:
33>
34>
35> Are you ok with me posting this to the trunk and trac on the Haiku
36> website ?
37>
38> I just wanted your approval first. I will make sure you get credited
39> !
40>
41> Sean
42>
43>> Hi Paulo and Sean,
44>>
45>> I'll respond to you jointly as you have both asked for source code of
46>> my
47>> VESA VBE 3.0 driver.
48>>
49>> I'm no longer involved in Haiku/OpenBeOS or NewOS development for a
50>> long
51>> time now, for various reasons. I did hack a working and very fast
52>> server-client GUI back then (just try in Qemu ;)), including VBE 3.0
53>> support, TTY support, various GNU utilities including bash etc..
54>> Pretty
55>> nice, but no time. So the VBE driver is also incomplete though the
56>> gist
57>> of it should be working. Which means that if you can switch modes it
58>> should be rather easy for you to implement other functions supported
59>> by
60>> the VBE 3.0 standard. I added some nifty hacks to support ATI cards
61>> and
62>> also some broken NVidia reference implementation, though the latter
63>> shouldn't be around anymore.
64>>
65>> I'll forward you the source code as is. You should be able to find
66>> the
67>> VBE documentation on the web assuming you don't have it already.
68>>
69>> You'll also required x86-architecture-specific selector support in
70>> the
71>> kernel. I'll forward you the sources as well, though they are also in
72>> the official NewOS kernel.
73>>
74>> Good luck,
75>>
76>> Michael
77>>
78>> Am 26.01.2011 02:03, schrieb Paulo Estrela:
79>>> Hi Michael,
80>>>
81>>> Do you still have the sources for your VBE 3.0 driver for NewOS? I
82>>> would
83>>> like to try to port it to Haiku. I have a Geforce 310M that doesn't
84>>> have
85>>> a driver for Haiku, and I would like to try to write a vbe 3.0
86>>> driver
87>>> that runs from protected mode not using vmm86. I didn't find any
88>>> examples of how to do this on Internet.
89>>>
90>>> Thank you,
91>>>
92>>> Paulo Estrela