VGA Problem about 440bx chipset
snow2moutain at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 4 01:44:01 CEST 2004
Wow! I got it!
I use another S3 video card,and succeeded in bringing up the VGA,and booted
So wonderful linuxbios is!
Richard Smith,thanks for your help very very much!
>From: Richard Smith <rsmith at bitworks.com>
>To: LinuxBIOS <linuxbios at clustermatic.org>
>Subject: Re: VGA Problem about 440bx chipset
>Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 10:04:52 -0500
>Chiu Gerald wrote:
>>you mean that PCI card works?
>Yes some PCI cards work. I've made several Assiliant 65550 and
>based PCI cards work and some S3 based cards work. There are
>some ATI cards working but I am still having problems getting my ATI
>based card to work.
>>Now I changed to a PCI video card,and bochs had run the vga
>>bios,but still nothing happened!
>>I have no idea what should I do next.
>Are you setting up the shadowing correctly? You have to setup the
>shadowing in loader.s or bochs and the video bios never make it into
>ram. The stock ADLO setup won't work on the 440bx.
>I've attached my loader.s which sets up the shadowing correctly.
>Also the DEBUG_SERIAL option in rombios.c is very useful. You can
>enable it and all the bochs bios messages will be redirected out the
>serial port. This way you can see if bochs rombios is even getting
>called. You have to turn it back off to get text on the VGA screen.
>But your cards VSYNC should happen regardless. (assuming the vbios
>I leave in a few hours and won't be back till Tuesday the 2nd so you
>on your own for a few days. I'll try to check email during that
>but I'm not promising anything.
>Search the mailing list for things like "ADLO", "vgabios", etc there
>several threads on getting this up.
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