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Re: Coldfire PCI going to VGA/Nvidia initial Console.

On Fri, 25 Apr 2008, John Jeffers wrote:
> I have a Coldfire V4E m54455evb with MMU that runs PCI bus.  In essence this
> would be identical to a 68060 with PCI bus but no built in frame buffer and no
> math co-processor.
> I want to get a 3.3V PCI card to run in VGA mode (And these days 3.3V PCI is
> Nvidia or ATI ).  The 68K's traditionally do a switch to a frame buffer.  Can
> anyone point out the best thread to follow to bring up a Nvidia PCI card as
> initial console?  I see where we go to serial console.(2.6.23-cf)  I am
> somewhat unfamiliar with distro creation.

You will have to run the BIOS code on the graphics card using an x86
emulator first.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

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