Sorry it took me so long to get back to you on this, but it's been
awhile since I used my LK501 and mouse, so had had to hunt them up.
I've been working my Maxine with a console, and booting off
SCSI drive sdb1, so I tried both:
boot 3/tftp/dec video=maxinefb:on root=/dev/sdb1
boot 3/tftp/dec video=pmagbafb:on root=/dev/sdb1
Both boots stop sending output to the monitor at "This Decstation is
a Personal DS5000/xx"
I don't know how much of this is relevant, but I'm using the video
on the baseboard (not the Turbochannel), the machine is KN02-CA v2.0m
Some of the relevant console settings are:
KNO2-CA DEC v2.0m TCF0 (40 MB)
(DV -- d=8 )
(Sb: devs=2 )
I'll fiddle around with console settings til I hear from you.
On Thu, 10 Jun 1999, Michael Engel wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I put a 2.2.1 kernel source tree for DECstations on our ftp server in
> This version contains a driver for the Maxine kayboard/mouse, the
> Maxine onboard frame buffer, the PMAG-BA and the PMAGB-B (this one is
> not yet tested). Caution - for the TC video cards (hack, hack), there
> is a fixed base address set in maxinefb.c resp. pmagbafb.c which eventually
> has to be modified - I'm going to fix that RSN. Please try it on your
> machines and let me know if it works for you ...