Re: [PATCH 2.5.12] x86 Boot enhancements, boot params 1/11

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Mon May 06 2002 - 15:20:11 EST


> > > Do you mean something other than the vga= command line option?
> > > Which actually just sets a 16bit mode in the kernel parameter structure.
> >
> > In case of vga=ask, it is kernel that gets number from the user,
> > right?
> Right.
> > I'd need to know what mode was actually selected, so I can restore it
> > after S3 resume.
> I guess that works. In this case it makes sense for the kernel to
> store it in the same variable the video mode is specified in. This
> may require an extra store but it should be trivial to implement.
> How are you handling the case of X and friends? Are you making
> certain to switch to kernel controlled vt?

Switch to kernel-controlled-console with messages about suspend is how
I'm handling this in S4 (suspend-to-disk).

> My hunch is that this is a decent argument for real framebuffer drivers
> in the kernel. But that is a separate problem.

Well, not neccessary since I can switch consoles back and forth in
kernel just fine.

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