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Re: Debian Sparc 5.4 on Sun blade 2500

From: Paul Cao <pcao@ashland.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 19:21:53 -0400

> I have download the iso image. I will install it tomorrow and post the
> results here.

Meanwhile I tried the DVD myself and it worked with my

I looked at the kernel image on the DVD and it has all the
necessary PCI device IDs to match your card.

So something isn't working right.

I've built a test kernel for you to netboot that should
provide some more bootup messages than you're getting
now.  Please find it at:


When netbooted it should print something like:

e3d: Found device at /pci.....

when it detects your graphics card.

And then it should say something like:

fbcon: e3d (fb0) is primary device
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 210x65

If it prints all of that and you still don't get a console
then the framebuffer is mapped on XVR-600/XVR-1200 chips
different than it is on XVR-500 chips and I'll have to
figure that out.  It could take a week or so to fix this
in that case.


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