Re: kernel 2.6.0-test8 console
> I've upgraded to sarge, and I've compiled 2.6.0-test8, and when I reboot, I've
Straight kernel.org or -benh ??
> got no usable console. X works okay, but the console is useless, being
> totally black, or some rather interesting combination of black and white
> stripes. I've got a Beige G3 266 that I boot w/ BootX, and a voodoo3 card.
> What do I need to configure in the configuration to make my console work,
The tdfx driver would be for Voodoo3. Since you seem to get screen output,
the driver should be compiled in and used, it's just broken. To verify
this, look into /var/log/dmesg (and please compare the tdfx output with a
2.4 kernel log to see if the 2.6 driver misdetects something). Then,
compare the 2.4 and 2.6 versions of tdfxfb.c. Try to set fb_fillrect,
fb_copyarea and fb_imageblit (in tdfxfb_ops) to NULL to use generic,
unaccelerated screen writes. Does this improve console output?
You can try video=ofonly (you knew that, right?) to see if that 'fixes'