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Re: Hrumph!

Subject: Re: Hrumph!
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 02:29:06 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <> from "Warner Losh" at Sep 1, 95 05:41:41 pm

> 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?

Sorry Warner,

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.


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