[coreboot] vga not working
kevin at koconnor.net
Wed Jul 29 14:44:42 CEST 2009
On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:31:59AM +0200, Arnaud Maye wrote:
> Kevin O'Connor wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 12:50:46PM +0200, Arnaud Maye wrote:
>>>> I have tried two GFX cards :
>>>> - Matrox G550 pci express 1 lane
>>>> - Club3D 8500GT Silent edition 16 lanes
>>>> Both of the cards behaving same besides colors of the squares.
>> I don't know what would cause this. A couple of guesses:
>> * coreboot isn't setting up the pci space with the correct legacy
> We are talking about the GFX cards legacy ranges, right? I think
> Myles looked at the PCI allocation already it seems everything is
> fine there.
Setting up VGA is special in a number of ways. I'm wondering if
something is not correct in the setup. Again, it seems likely that
coreboot is the culprit if two completely different cards are showing
> Kevin are you able to recommend me any recent PCIe card which is known
> to be working "out of the box" under seabios? That way I will just
> purchase this adapter to get up and running with the VGA. Actually I
> need to get XP to boot so I would need VGA to diagnose the windows
> boot this is going to be easier.
I have never tested with a PCIe VGA card. Perhaps someone on the list
has. However, if the issue is with coreboot, a third card will likely
exhibit the same results.
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