[coreboot] SeaVGABIOS with native vga init (Need testers)

Kevin O'Connor 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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