> As you may have guess from my subject, I've found why my machine
> doesn't print anything when linux boots. At least I think I have.
> Looking at drivers/char/console.c:con_init() tells me why. It will
> only use the boot_info record when ACER_PICA_61 or MIPS_MAGNUM_4000
> are enabled and when booted on those machines. Otherwise it will do
> the default PC things. However, my video card isn't at SLOTSPACE +
> 0xb8000; like the kernel just blindly assumes :-(. It doesn't use the
> address in the boot_info variable, like maybe it should.
> So I thought I'd bounce it off the list, while I go off and try to fix
> this. Comments?
the default assumption with SLOTSPACE + 0xb8000 is just what the
Wreckstation Tyne (Oh, sorry ... a freudian typo ... the faulty board I
had just killed my nerves for too long) needs. Fixing it for your machine
should be trivial.