[coreboot] SeaVGABIOS with native vga init (Need testers)
kevin at koconnor.net
Thu Feb 13 01:23:14 CET 2014
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:35:08PM +0100, Paul Menzel wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, den 12.02.2014, 12:58 -0500 schrieb Kevin O'Connor:
> > I have recently put together a basic implementation of a vgabios for
> > use with displays that are initialized by coreboot.
> awesome news!
> > I've run some basic tests on this version of SeaVGABIOS on my
> > hardware. However, I don't have one of the boards where coreboot
> > supports native vga init. It would be great if someone with the
> > hardware (looks like stout, x60, and maybe others) could run tests.
> Thanks to Luc, the VIA K8x890 based boards like Asus M2V-MX SE have had
> native graphics init for a long time.
> commit aeb6c9870f0b1af8c0b55b2034f881da6757c4a4
> Author: Luc Verhaegen <libv at skynet.be>
> Date: Thu Jul 23 16:04:58 2009 +0000
> sb/via/k8t890: add vga textmode code for k8m890 chrome igp.
> Add initialisation for the VIA Chrome 9 IGP on the k8m890 through native code
> and through the general vga infrastructure i committed a month or two ago.
> Add videoram_size option for k8m890 and the Asus M2V-MX SE.
> Looking through the output of
> $ git grep k8t890 src/mainboard/
> the boards Asus A8V-E Deluxe, Asus A8V-E SE, Asus K8V-X, Asus M2V-MX SE
> and Asus M2V should theoretically support that.
Okay. The SeaVGABIOS implementation is expecting a coreboot table
(LB_TAG_FRAMEBUFFER). So, as long as that is present it should work.
> I’ll try to test it on the Asus M2V-MX SE. Hopefully some other owner is
> quicker than me.
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