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Date:	Fri, 06 Apr 2001 11:57:54 +0200
From:	Romain Dolbeau <dolbeau@irisa.fr>
To:	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [DRIVER] New framebuffer driver for Permedia3 (2.2.x & 2.4.y)

[To:linux-kernel & CC:linux-fbdev-devel]


I've written a framebuffer (fbdev) driver for the 3DLabs Permedia3
chipset, targeted at both kernel 2.2.x and 2.4.y, and available at:


As mentioned on the page, the driver hasn't been thoroughly
tested except on my board, as even after two announcements
on the fbdev-devel list there hasn't been any answer beside
a XFree86 driver develloper. Fortunately that's two different
boards on two different architectures of different endianess.

The only _known_ remaining bug relate to depth switching,
going from 8 to 16/32 bpp give a wrong colormap (need to
go to X and back to restore). The only known current fix
is a small patch again driver/video/fbgen.c that probably
break something else, so I haven't included it in the
distributed patch.

If the driver is ever integrated, here's the MAINTAINERS
stuff: (not yet included in the linux kernel patches)

P: Romain Dolbeau
M: dolbeau@irisa.fr
L: linux-fbdev-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
W: <http://www.irisa.fr/prive/dolbeau/pm3fb/pm3fb.html>
S: Maintained

Hope someone will find it useful,

DOLBEAU Romain               | l'histoire est entierement vraie, puisque
ENS Cachan / Ker Lann        |     je l'ai imaginee d'un bout a l'autre
dolbeau@irisa.fr             |           -- Boris Vian
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