Re: Linux kernel

From: Johan Klockars <>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 10:19:56 +0200 (MET DST)

> > yes. The latest version of Linux kernel did support accelerated graphics
> > on our NOVA cards.
> >
> With some very minimal modifications (base-address, initialization) it
> should also support Eclipe/RageII.

Perhaps not _that_ minimal, since the Eclipse needs a proper MMU setup
to work (well, at least if you want to access the frame buffer directly).

This 'banking' of the PCI memory space was necessary to make the card
usable together with 14Mbyte RAM expansions, but it does of course
complicate things on the software side. Normally, the Eclipse PCIBIOS
takes care of this, but that's obviously not available under Linux.

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