On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Ralf Ackermann wrote:
> I'm trying to get VGA output on a MIPSel system (MeshCube
> http://www.meshcube.org) to work.
> The system uses a miniPCI ATI Rage VGA card (=> problem does not get
> initialized due to lack of system BIOS => hopefully initialized by int10
> XFree86 x86 emulator code).
So virtual consoles are not working.
> I've attached an USB mouse and keyboard but fail to start X due to
> Fatal server error:
> xf86OpenConsole: Cannot open /dev/tty0 (No such file or directory)
> - 2. Any hints on the missing /dev/tty0 stuff? (this is maybe
> related to the console / keyboard stuff?)
Yep, that's the current virtual console. Do you have CONFIG_VT enabled? If yes,
probably the VC initialization failed due to vgacon failing. In that case, you
can try enabling dummycon (and hope X can wake up your graphics card).
BTW, there exists (depending on your kernel version) code in atyfb to
initialize the RAGE XL.
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