Recently I am trying to make frame buffer work on my P6032 board
(from Algorithmics).I have a cirrus logic 5430,a RIVA TNT2 and a
Trident 3dImage9750 on hand.The linux kernel I am using is 2.2.14
( mipsel 1.05? modified by Algorithmics.
BTW,could someone tell me how to access the mips tree and
what the version scheme for mipsel? I read the mips-howto.
but although i can login to the cvs server of oss.sgi.com
i could not find out where is the kernel. "cvs get linux"
responded with "cannot find module 'linux'"
I am new to mips world.
and the distribution is Hardhat downloaded from oss.sgi.com
First I try the vga16 frame buffer driver,but i can only get
some black/white strips on the screen.(after made some changes
to the source,most important one is use pci to find and set the
vbase address). I can use tty driver,because I can switch consoles
using alt-f? on the keyboard attached to the board and even login
and reboot the machine: just no readable display.
Then I try to use vesa driver. This one use some vgabios code
I commented out the x86 relevant codes and made it compiled,(again
use pci_find_device to find video memory address,and tweak the make
file to force vgacon use vesa driver). But the result is a blank
screen.The fb driver is certainly on: I can copy to/from /dev/fb0.
but with no visual effect.
Finally I back port the Riva TNT frame buffer code to 2.2,the result
is the same as the vesa driver.
I suspect that the pci memory map is somewhat broken,but I checked
the source code and the bonito(P6032 north bridge) manual and found
no obvious flaw.
Where could i be wrong?Is there anybody has some experience with
frame buffer for mips?
Any help will be great appreciated.