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Re: Have my PA8800 back online...

On 2017-12-04 12:10 PM, Frank Scheiner wrote:
On 12/04/2017 05:59 PM, John David Anglin wrote>>> I think this is a palo bug.  The rp3440 has a ATI RV100 graphics
interface that doesn't work.  Early units
had a VGA connector on the back.  Latter, it was completely covered over.  It looks like palo has selected
the graphics interface rather than the serial ttyS0 port.
No, palo will not choose the graphics card if it wasn't started on graphics console.

But the snippet that Frank posted showed the graphics console was selected:

[    0.001572] Console: colour dummy device 160x64
[    0.002947] console [tty0] enabled

Yes, but this was not selected by a configuration of a kernel argument. I removed the console argument added by palo before booting the kernel. So I assume the kernel selected tty0 by itself, maybe a default, if nothing else was selected as console device.
I agree the selection could have been done by the kernel.  However, this device should not be selected on rp3410 or rp3440 as it is not functional according to the HP technical manual.  You are seeing the first part of the boot on one of the serial ports.  There is a mapping
to the telnet/ssh server.


John David Anglin  dave.anglin@bell.net

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