Coreboot Ports Over XGI Framebuffer Support From Linux Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 5 February 2015 at 10:05 PM EST. 2 Comments
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The Coreboot project has now ported over the XGI Z9s frame-buffer support from the Linux kernel.


Old XGI graphics processors.

For helping out native graphics initialization support under Coreboot, Timothy Pearson of Raptor Engineering added native XGI Z9s frame-buffer support to this alternative to proprietary BIOS/UEFI systems.

This XGI frame-buffer port benefited the recent Coreboot port to the ASUS KFSN4-DRE series. This port was based on the frame-buffer drivr in the Linux 3.18 kernel and worked with Coreboot's SeaBIOS payload with SeaVGABIOS enabled. More details via this Git commit.
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