testbios loops?

Dave Aubin daubin at actuality-systems.com
Fri Oct 8 10:03:39 CEST 2004

Starting up X causes bad things, ie hang!

I'm building the log now and will send in separate message.


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Smith [mailto:rsmith at bitworks.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2004 11:15 AM
To: stepan at openbios.org; Dave Aubin
Cc: linuxbios at clustermatic.org
Subject: Re: testbios loops?

Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> * Dave Aubin <daubin at actuality-systems.com> [041008 16:35]:

>>  I went back to trying to get the Nvida 6800gt card's bios, but still

>>even with dd -if=/dev/mem of=vgabios.rom skip=786432 bs=1 count=32768 
>>I get the same binary as dd -if=/dev/mem of=vgabios.rom skip=1536 
> Does the bios have a valid pci option rom signature? (55aa plus the 
> other stuff, see romheaders utility in the openbios tree)

Or use hd and see whats at 0xc0000.  Also fire up X and look at your
log.  It outputs a lot of good info.

Richard A. Smith

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