I have successfully built LinuxBIOS to load a kernel from my IDE drive and boot using a serial console. Now I would like to test the VGA funtionality of my board. Has anyone had any experience getting the VGA to turn on and work within LinuxBIOS and/or Linux? John
From my previos posts of the last few days:
I have the code to set the legacy registers to start VGA for a vga console, integrated into linuxbios, working on two different integrated chips, the stpc cpu/chipset, and the sis 630 chipset. It sets the registers for 640x400 std text vga, and also 640x480x4 graphics. I was working on the display of a .pcx graphics file when I had to get onto something else, but it was all working the last time I tried it.
The only reason this hasn't been integrated into linuxbios codebase at this point is partly lack of interest (I think) in this group, since most use the serial console, and partly that I have been off on other things lately.
Well, just to let you know: I'm *VERY* intersted in having VGA on my Geode GX1 boards (the sc2200 is, as I understand it, compatible with the GX1) ! :-)
I haven't used linuxbios yet, but somewhere in the next weeks I'll start experimenting with it.
greetings, Rob van Nieuwkerk