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From: dje@sspiff.UUCP (Doug Evans)
Subject: X386: R4 or R5?
Organization: Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Sat, 09 May 1992 20:17:27 GMT

Is the X386 that has been ported to Linux R4 or R5?
Or, put another way, is it X386 1.1b or 1.2 (or ?) ?

Secondly, Thomas, are the vga drivers architected the same in 1.2
as they are in 1.1b? Or, put another way, if I have a driver for 1.1b,
how usable is it with 1.2? How much work is involved in changing a 1.1b
vga driver to a 1.2 critter?

Lastly, Thomas, if I want to post my driver, which is for 1.1b, to say,
alt.sources, can I do it (re: copyrights, etc.)? Must I post diffs
(I'd prefer to post the whole thing: driver.c and ban

Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
From: obz@sisd.kodak.com (Orest Zborowski COMP)
Subject: Re: X386: R4 or R5?
Organization: Printer Products Eastman Kodak
Date: Sun, 10 May 92 06:32:57 GMT

dje@sspiff.UUCP (Doug Evans) writes:
>Is the X386 that has been ported to Linux R4 or R5?
>Or, put another way, is it X386 1.1b or 1.2 (or ?) ?

the linux x386 port was based on the stock distribution from x11r5, from
mit and was done by me, not thomas, although in terms of quantity of
effort, his was more inspiration while mine was more perspiration :-)

>
>Secondly, Thomas, are the vga drivers architected the same in 1.2
>as they are in 1.1b? Or, put another way, if I have a driver for 1.1b,
>how usable is it with 1.2? How much work is involved in changing a 1.1b
>vga driver to a 1.2 critter?

diffs for the linux distribution are available on banjo.concert.net, and
they don't touch much of the meat of the vga drivers, except to change
all asm global names from foo to _foo.
-- 
zorst (orest zborowski)
[reply to obz@sisd.kodak.com]

From: roell@informatik.tu-muenchen.de (The Master of Symbolic Links)
Subject: Re: X386: R4 or R5?
Date: 11 May 92 09:11:41 GMT

>Lastly, Thomas, if I want to post my driver, which is for 1.1b, to say,
>alt.sources, can I do it (re: copyrights, etc.)? Must I post diffs
>(I'd prefer to post the whole thing: driver.c and ban

There were major changes. Especially the 1.2 driver do now autodetecting
of the HW and try to find out which dot-clocks are on the VGA (superseedes
clock.exe completely). Also there were many internal changes.

- Thomas
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