Why VESA and DPMS are available only for i386?

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at optushome.com.au
Tue Sep 16 07:47:47 UTC 2008

On 2008-Sep-15 13:43:31 -0700, Pedro Giffuni <pfgshield-freebsd at yahoo.com> wrote:
>I can't find any reference, but according to the Wikipedia, even in long mode AMD64 is able to run 16-bit (or 80286) protected mode applications:

AMD64 Architecture Programmer's Manual, Volume 1: Application
Programming - No. 24592 states:
"Compatibility mode - the second submode of long mode - allows 64-bit
 operating systems to run existing 16-bit and 32-bit x86
 applications. These legacy applications run in compatibility mode
 without recompilation."

Peter Jeremy
Please excuse any delays as the result of my ISP's inability to implement
an MTA that is either RFC2821-compliant or matches their claimed behaviour.
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