[coreboot] VGA and Asus a8v-e_se

Corey Osgood corey.osgood at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 09:35:51 CET 2008

On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 3:18 AM, Jonathan Rogers <jonathanrrogers at gmail.com>

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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:
> #VGA
> default CONFIG_PCI_ROM_RUN=1
> 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.
> Jonathan Rogers
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Can you try reverting to revision 3118 (svn up -r3118)? r3119 made a change
to how we detect VGA card presence, which *should* have corrected a very old
bug, but might not have. Please send bootlogs (up to elfboot) from both
revisions if anything changes, if not just one.

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