Re: PATCH: trident , pci_enable_device moved

From: Andres Salomon (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 10:24:02 EST

Oops, I saw "trident" and thought video. Sorry, marcus. :)

This is what I was told (it was only needed for secondary video
devices). From that, I would expect that all video devices would
need it, just in case they happened to be the second card. Am I
missing some subtlety in some of the video driers/chipsets that
wouldn't allow them to be used as a second video device (therefore
not requiring pci_enable_device)?

On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 11:04:55AM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Andres Salomon wrote:
> > Just a warning; I was informed by Alan that doing this for video
> > drivers was unnecessary, since video devices were already enabled
> > during bootup.
> To clarify: the primary display device is enabled and initialized, and
> its video BIOS executed, when during BIOS startup and before the Linux
> kernel gets control. All other display devices are not only not
> initialized, but they are disabled as well.
> Marcus is doing sound ATM so I doubt this matters to him...
> --
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> Building 1024 | the English think 100 miles is a long distance and
> MandrakeSoft | the Americans think 100 years is a long time.
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