VESA Free standards

pfgshield-freebsd at pfgshield-freebsd at
Wed Apr 25 13:59:28 UTC 2007

--- Hans Petter Selasky <hselasky at> ha scritto:

> 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.
> --HPS
Then the BIOS driver will help you detect the virus :). 

What's really nice about the BIOS stuff is that you don't have to figure out if
your card is supported on the computer of *unknown brand with three month
warranty just bought for an unbelieveable price*. Somethig like the i386 pareto
law of device drivers.

Yes the BIOS will die someday but not even Microsoft is considering that scheme
at the moment.



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