[LinuxBIOS] VGA Support on AMD DB800

Marc Jones marc.jones at amd.com
Tue Dec 18 21:31:53 CET 2007

Omar Esteves Duarte Filho wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm trying to use LinuxBIOS with the AMD Geode DB800 platform. I'd 
> followed all the instructions in http://linuxbios.org/VGA_support but 
> there is no sign of life at the VGA monitor. However, if i disable the 
> VGA support options in the COnfig.lb and Options.lb files, I get the a 
> linux console at the serial port. Has anyone been able to make VGA work 
> with this platform? If so, is there a HOWTO or some documentation that 
> could give a clue? I think i'm missing something... Any help is welcome! :-)
> Best regards,
> Omar.
> */Omar Esteves Duarte Filho/*
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Hi Omar,

There is no Geode graphics support in LinuxBIOS. You need to install the 
  Geode framebuffer driver for console graphics and the X driver for X 
support on your Geode Linux image. Until the driver loads there is only 
have serial console output.


Marc Jones
Senior Firmware Engineer
(970) 226-9684 Office
mailto:Marc.Jones at amd.com

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