[LinuxBIOS] Fwd: Could original VGA BIOS be responsible for long timeout before LinuxBIOS kicks in?
corey.osgood at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 02:00:14 CET 2007
Oops, forgot to CC the list.
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From: Corey Osgood <corey.osgood at gmail.com>
Date: Nov 20, 2007 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] Could original VGA BIOS be responsible for long
timeout before LinuxBIOS kicks in?
To: Coquelicot <coquelicot408 at gmail.com>
On 11/20/07, Coquelicot <coquelicot408 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> what can be responsible for long delay before starting LinuxBIOS? I
> have it on VIA EPIA M-II with LB preppended by original VGA bios
> extracted from the original BIOS. The delay is ~20 seconds before I
> get first message on serial console (..."In auto.c:main()" messages).
> Correct me if I am wrong: do I need VGA BIOS at all? I want my booting
> Linux kernel to use framebuffer but I guess that original VGA BIOS is
> not really needed for that, just to be able to "control" LB/FILO from
> the local console, right?
If I had to guess, I'd say your problem is not with the VGA bios, but with
ram that doesn't work quite right with the current code for the cle266. Can
you try a different ram stick (of a different size/timings) and see if you
get the same results?
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