my sweet little notebook has a vga chip from cirrus.
It is a GD610/620 Rev C, with a V3.03 VGA bios.
What I ned to know about this baby is, the hardware address
to switch between lcd and crt mode, and furthemore, the
hardware address to switch of the display... although that may be
tricked by switching to crt mode.
Furthermore .... do the controllers for the harddisk in
a notebook have io-addresses to switch on and off the power of
the harddisk (mine does switch of the power, but I'd like to control
this from within Linux), and to detect this.
What about the battary low alarm? Can this be detected from
Although I still hope that the above matters are standard for all
notebooks, I fear that every company has hacked its own stuff...
PS: my bios is a 386SX bios from american megatrends... maybe
that forces a standard on the IO addresses..
Again, when I receive a lot of reactions, I'll make a summary.
I do think it is about time to take a closer look at Linux
on notebooks .... hell SunOS is running on portable sparcs...
so lets port linux