Hendricks David W.
dwh at lanl.gov
Thu Dec 18 17:32:00 CET 2003
That's a graphics chip, correct? Unfortunately, we're still working on
initializing VGA BIOSes (Particularly on GeForce cards).
However, there are some boards which have VGA working in LinuxBIOS, like
the VIA EPIA mini-itx board with an integrated graphics controller. I
haven't tried booting KDE with it yet, but I imagine the BIOS and kernel
could load at least as fast as KDE itself.
As for your Intel 82845G/GL, could you please post lspci output? As I
recall, the 82845 is on the i845 chipset, uses the 82801DB PCI
controller and the e7501 (ICH4) memory controller hub. Eric Beiderman got
that chipset, or at least a very similar one, working with the Supermicro
X5DPR in the freebios1 tree (I don't think it's in freebios2 yet). I can't
say you'll get VGA output without some serious hacking around, but you
should at least be able to boot it, get some serial output, and SSH in if
all goes well and your kernel boots.
By the way, and I hate to get off-topic, how is Micheal doing in
Europe? I've read about the lawsuits on The Register, but they don't seem
to have a very positive outlook :(
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003, Brian Thomason wrote:
> I scanned the entire mailing and website for LinuxBIOS and didn't see a
> single reference to the Intel 82845G/GL. Is this configuration
> supported? If not, would it be "easy" to add support for it?
> I'm very new to LinuxBIOS (just discovered the website a month or so ago
> and still don't fully grok it) but have two machines with this chipset
> I'd like to get setup as sample boxes to show my boss the increase in
> boot time. (From what I hear, it speeds up boot time CONSIDERABLY)
> Thanks in advance for your time,
> Brian Thomason
> Lindows.com Developer Relations
> Linuxbios mailing list
> Linuxbios at clustermatic.org
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