VGA option rom code broken?

YhLu YhLu at
Wed Feb 9 07:34:01 CET 2005


The PCI card works well when init is done in LinuxBIOS.

but if use Linux enable only + testbios, you will get scrambled screen but
the X works well.

So If you can make X works under testbios, you may don't need to wory about
scrambled text screen.


Is it possiable that AGP graphics card can not get enough Power for PSU?

Can you get more big PSU or 700W one for testing?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronald G. Minnich [mailto:rminnich at] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 9:45 AM
> To: Li-Ta Lo
> Cc: YhLu; Stefan Reinauer; LinuxBIOS
> Subject: RE: VGA option rom code broken?
> On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Li-Ta Lo wrote:
> > Did you get scrambled screen or a blank one?
> for our cards, we get one scrambled screen, and one blank 
> one. In X, we get a scrambled screen. 
> here's a great one. For the NV5500 ($500 card), if we don't 
> connect the external hard drive power connector, the card 
> works under X!
> ron

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