Getting Video BIOS version from VGA controller - Hardware

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  1. Getting Video BIOS version from VGA controller


    How to get Video BIOS version from VGA controller. Is there any IOCTL
    call ? Or, the mechanism of fetching BIOS version different among VGA
    controllers.

    Thanks in advance,

    Arun

  2. Re: Getting Video BIOS version from VGA controller

    smsabu2002@yahoo.com wrote:
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    >How to get Video BIOS version from VGA controller. Is there any IOCTL
    >call ? Or, the mechanism of fetching BIOS version different among VGA
    >controllers.


    You can use v86 mode to call a VESA BIOS routine to fetch this information.
    LRMI (the Linux Real-Mode Interface) contains a sample that shows how to do
    this. Also, in X.Org or XFree86, the S3 Savage driver uses this technique.
    --
    Tim Roberts, timr@probo.com
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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