[coreboot] VGA and Asus a8v-e_se
jonathanrrogers at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 09:18:26 CET 2008
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I have successfully built coreboot-v2-3119 with a FILO payload and
booted my Asus a8v-e_se mainboard with the resulting image. However, VGA
is not initialized and I can only interact with it via serial console.
The video card is a PNY Nvidia 7900GS PCIe card.
I can boot Linux from my SATA disk normally except a few devices aren't
working, most notably the video card. Neither Linux nor the proprietary
Nvidia driver see any VGA devices. When I reflash the legacy Award BIOS
I copied from the BIOS before installing the coreboot image, everything
returns to normal and the VGA card works.
I tried to follow the wiki page http://www.coreboot.org/VGA_support, so
I opened src/mainboard/asus/a8v-e_se/Options.lb. However, that file
contains the following lines instead of ones starting with "option" as
in the wiki:
So, I'm not sure what that means. Has the configuration method changed?
Do the default lines enable those features? During boot, I see many
initialization messages on the serial console from coreboot, but nothing
about VGA or PCI_ROM_RUN. The wiki page
http://www.coreboot.org/ASUS_A8V-E_SE_Build_Tutorial doesn't have much
in the way of instructions, but it does say that PCIe video cards work.
Any pointers would be appreciated.
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