[coreboot] Coreboot on AMD Geode; No VGA
marcj303 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 19:03:46 CEST 2011
On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 8:38 AM, Andrew Bolster <me at andrewbolster.info> wrote:
> On 12 July 2011 15:31, Benjamin Henrion <bh at udev.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 3:18 PM, Andrew Bolster <me at andrewbolster.info>
>> > I only started looking into coreboot yesterday, so forgive the
>> > incoming naivety.
>> > Can anyone point me in the direction of how to set up coreboot + seabios
>> > so that it actually uses the VGA? I've got the system up and running and
>> > talking to me over the OS's services fine, so all is working except for the
>> > VGA.
>> > I've tried the rational combinations of enabling and disabling the
>> > option roms, but I assume that I need a vgabios.bin? This board is a PC
>> > Engines ALIX3D3 (http://www.pcengines.ch/alix3d3.htm), and I can't seem to
>> > find any information on how to go about fixing the geode vga output.
>> This is my experience with it:
>> I still need to find the time to recover the firmware with an PLC
>> homemade adaptor (parallel port or arduino based).
>> Benjamin Henrion <bhenrion at ffii.org>
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> I saw your work, but unfortunately by the time I got to your page I had
> already sorted out the vsa issues. Fortunately I've been using a
> piggy-backed ROM so if/when it all goes kaput I just pull the LPC module.
> VGA isn't even a major problem for the product I'm working on, but I really
> can't understand how such an otherwise awesome chipset has missed out of VGA
> Thanks anyway Benjamin.
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