VESA Free standards

Hans Petter Selasky hselasky at
Wed Apr 25 06:31:45 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 25 April 2007 02:27, pfgshield-freebsd at wrote:
> Hi;
> I noticed there is a nice set of VESA standards freely available by filling
> the form in:
> Of course the Wikipedia also includes a description of the interesting
> ones:
> I am not sure if FreeBSD's vesa driver supports the full 3.0 specification
> but it would be really nice to newbussify it and perhaps add a new driver
> for the VESA Audio Interface standard. Any takers?

I think it is better to have the source code of HW, than using a BIOS driver. 
What if the BIOS code is overridden by a boot-sector virus. Then you keep the 
virus alive by using this BIOS code. Just a thought though.


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