[OpenBIOS] Re: [fb-d] Now mounting root

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Tue May 2 18:13:01 CEST 2000

On Tue, 2 May 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> * you need to initialize the mobo serial ports.  For example on a Via
> mobo, you need to set up the serial plug-n-play PCI config registers,
> otherwise the serial ports power up in a disabled state.

will turning on the plug and play support in linux  be sufficient?

> * consider getting a Matrox card, and using fbdev for your console
> (CONFIG_FB).  AFAIK Matrox, and maybe ATI, not need BIOS init in order
> to produce video.

I've got one. I'll try it out.


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