I posted a request for help yesterday, and I got one answer.
My problem seems to be that the kernel startup code won't
recognise my video card, which is a Cirrus Logic 5428.
Its BIOS is of version 1.3
The card is very nice, and after I had read the manual I
tested the extended text modes, of which the 100x37 was
just wonderful !
The problem is that I get two alternatives when chosing
which are the regular SVGA modes defines in boot/setup.S.
I received a patch for the 542x but it still doesn't
matter: I just can't get it to work. Now I wonder:
How do I get the information that the kernel setup must
get ( I mean; WHAT is the code looking for, and exactly
HOW can I check it for the purpose of adjusting setup.S
so that it recognises my card ? )
Just for a test, I replaced the settings for 'unknown'
with the settings for 'cirrus' and the new cirrus54,
and I did get the new modes ( so the card was still not
recognised ) but when I chose one of the extended modes,
It didn't work. I guess there's something vital that
the code does for each card; I just don't have a clue
to what it is.
Please help me; here I sit with a nice display card that
can give me the terrific 100x37 mode, and I can only use
80x50 or 80x28 !! Hey, I can do the work by myself, if
only I get the necessary information....
BTW, I use kernel 1.1.43, oob.