On Sun, 2 Jan 2000, Jon M. Taylor wrote:
> 1. Three new drivers:
> A. nVidia TNT2
Cooincidentally I just switched to a Diamond TNT2 based card, so I
will try to give it a spin. What's the deal on TNT2 docs --
anyone got a link collection for sample code?
> C. IBM VGA (graphics)
> a. Skeleton; no working logic yet
Hmm, quandry -- I'll have to decide whether to make the SVGA the
boot display and work on the TNT (thus having to edit the bios settings
whenever I need to play i82 :), or keep the TNT as the primary display
and work on VGA... or has the boot display vs KGI issue been solved?
I suppose we need a vga driver pretty badly.
> 6. KDB now works with KGI, except for one last bug in the psaux keyboard
> driver code which causes the KDB command parser to hang in an infinite
> loop with interrupts disabled |-<. I suspect a conflict between Steffen's
> psaux code and KDB, which expects to run with the standard kernel psaux
> code. Having KDB available alongsize KGI will make driver development
> much, much more pleasant and convenient. Not tommorrow, however |->.
Have you tried it with the input-linux patch yet? I've meddled with Steffen's
psaux code before so I will try and take a look. Never used KDB before but
it sounds worth learning. (Sigh, there are still some mainboard timing kinks
in my current system so things crash occasionally for no reason -- I hope
that doesn't have me chasing nonexistant bugs.)
> We are getting very close to this goal now, and I would like to
> once again encourage everyone who is reading this and has any free time to
> pitch in and help tighten down KGI-0.9.
I second this sentiment. Even if you're just doing it to learn how to
write kernel code, please play with KGI.