Ron, We can boot the kernel from power-on now. With the romimage which will be sent to you seperately, we can reach the point of kernel_thread(init,...); in arch/i386/kernel/setup.c which means that everything is ready and we are going to load/execute scripts in rc.d. We are using kernel-2.3.99pre5 with the patch in export.tgz. If you can monitor port 0x80 with debug card you can get 0xed at the end.
We don't experience the keyboard problem you described, does that happen after the kernel_thread() ?? After initrc are executed ??
The frame buffer device driver is included in 2.4.0-test1 and later kernel. There is some bug in Config.in which makes the option absent when make config, but it is really easy to fix. I think we should move to 2.4.0 now since we are going to need fbdev real soon.
Finally, could you please put your source to the FreeBIOS CVS ?? Usually we are unsure if our version matches yours, you know, things like this make a lot of trouble.
BTW, we are asking VGA BIOS group to release more information/source code. I hope we can turn on the monitor ASAP, using ICE and debug card is really a pain in the ass.
P.S. Jeff, could you review the sisfb for us ?? What are we missing from the driver for this special purpose ??
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