Re: Blackhawk problems
On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 11:17:49AM -0800, Aaron Burt wrote:
> > I'd be happy to see someone deb Xbh...I've thought of doing it.
> I'll have to see what Alien does with the RPM first, then see if it can be
> done "right". Haven't found source yet, I'll keep digging.
I thought source was on www.ppc.kernel.org somewhere. Jeff Rugen has been
working on it lately.
> > I did a little work on the clgenfb driver (Jeff's latest version) so it
> > worked with the 5446 on PReP boxes
> Cool. I trust it made it to Jeff. Kazuoki and I are playing with
> Jeff's 2.3 patch on 2.2.
> > I'd love to see Jeff/someone get working clgenfb support into the
> > kernel. A few months ago it could only do 8bit depth on PReP whereas
> > Xbh can do 16bit. I've heard that 2.2.13 introduced a new clgenfb
> > driver that is updated from a Zorro perspective such that it breaks
> > Jeff's patches pretty horribly...it's probably time to get the driver in
> > the kernel so it can be properly maintained.
> Looks like it's in 2.3 now. I doubt it'll make it into 2.2, though.
> > There is a _small_ problem with FB support in that currently things work
> > nicely with VGAcon and Sercon built together in the boot image.
> So, if I understand correctly, FB->VGA[->Serial] does not work, but
> VGA->Serial and FB->Serial does? Meaning that FBcon and VGACon are
> currently mutually exclusive? If so, no biggie, just trying to clarify.
You are correct, except that fallback from FB->Serial. Once FB support is
built into the kernel, it changes the whole console init scheme.
> I am truly amazed at the work folks are putting into these PReP boxen.
> Not even NetBSD supports 'em. I'll have to see if I can get a good deal
> on a few and send 'em around-- PC-Recycle in Kirkland, WA is lousy with
Think of it as "trickle down" support. Moto. is supporting PReP work in the
kernel and Debian for their current line of PReP VME/CPCI/ATX systems and
support for older systems improves as a result. Especially since a lot of
the systems are running servers at work and home of Moto engineers. :)
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.