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Re: XZ graphics specs / PROM Console..

To: John Michael Clemens <clemej@rpi.edu>
Subject: Re: XZ graphics specs / PROM Console..
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 01:57:26 +0100
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, "William J. Earl" <wje@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>, "Soren S. Jorvang" <soren@wheel.dk>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
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On Sat, Jan 15, 2000 at 10:36:07AM -0500, John Michael Clemens wrote:

> 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) 

Ok, something for the to-do list.  Unfortunately at the bottom of the
list ...

  Ralf

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