path: root/drivers/video/tridentfb.c
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authorKnut Petersen <Knut_Petersen@t-online.de>2005-09-09 13:04:56 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-09-09 13:58:02 -0700
commit9fa68eae9f8291a98bfe00b94b78f72eb253165a (patch)
treef3619e7302871a5d56264f6df4076c30857483ce /drivers/video/tridentfb.c
parent6062bfa1644f401c08e78d5c8a161f7d11c5c830 (diff)
[PATCH] framebuffer: new driver for cyberblade/i1 graphics core
This is a framebuffer driver for the Cyberblade/i1 graphics core. Currently tridenfb claims to support the cyberblade/i1 graphics core. This is of very limited truth. Even vesafb is faster and provides more working modes and a much better quality of the video signal. There is a great number of bugs in tridentfb ... but most often it is impossible to decide if these bugs are real bugs or if fixing them for the cyberblade/i1 core would break support for one of the other supported chips. Tridentfb seems to be unmaintained,and documentation for most of the supported chips is not available. So "fixing" cyberblade/i1 support inside of tridentfb was not an option, it would have caused numerous if(CYBERBLADEi1) else ... cases and would have rendered the code to be almost unmaintainable. A first version of this driver was published on 2005-07-31. A fix for a bug reported by Jochen Hein was integrated as well as some changes requested by Antonino A. Daplas. A message has been added to tridentfb to inform current users of tridentfb to switch to cyblafb if the cyberblade/i1 graphics core is detected. This patch is one logical change, but because of the included documentation it is bigger than 70kb. Therefore it is not sent to lkml and linux-fbdev-devel, Signed-off-by: Knut Petersen <Knut_Petersen@t-online.de> Cc: Muli Ben-Yehuda <mulix@mulix.org> Acked-by: Antonino Daplas <adaplas@pol.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/video/tridentfb.c')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/video/tridentfb.c b/drivers/video/tridentfb.c
index 698ca9232e7..81a6d9f188c 100644
--- a/drivers/video/tridentfb.c
+++ b/drivers/video/tridentfb.c
@@ -1061,6 +1061,11 @@ static int __devinit trident_pci_probe(struct pci_dev * dev, const struct pci_de
chip_id = id->device;
+ if(chip_id == CYBERBLADEi1)
+ output("*** Please do use cyblafb, Cyberblade/i1 support "
+ "will soon be removed from tridentfb!\n");
/* If PCI id is 0x9660 then further detect chip type */
if (chip_id == TGUI9660) {