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Re: XZ graphics specs / PROM Console..

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: XZ graphics specs / PROM Console..
From: John Michael Clemens <clemej@rpi.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 10:36:07 -0500 (EST)
Cc: "William J. Earl" <wje@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>, "Soren S. Jorvang" <soren@wheel.dk>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20000115124726.B11241@uni-koblenz.de>
Sender: owner-linuxmips@oss.sgi.com
FWIW,

I tried the PROM console last nigth and it was a no-go.  kernel downloaded
from the bootp server and just sat there, nothing on console, nothing on
serial.  When I hit CTRL-C to get a prompt back, however, I discovered
that my font had changed to black-on-black, so SOMETHING happened.

This is on an Indigo2-R4400, which boots just fine over the serial
console, and CONFIG_SGI_PROM_CONSOLE asserted (after a little modification
to the config.in to take it OUT of the DEC only section, ala what Mr.
Weaver mentioned earlier, and the extraneous "NULL" removed from
setup_console in arch/mips/sgi/setup.c) 

john.c

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