[parisc-linux] C160 STI console woes

James P. Kinney III jkinney@localnetsolutions.com
12 Dec 2001 17:33:43 -0500

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OK, I've enclosed the dmesg output. The card had a sticker which lists
it as a 4017B. dmesg calls it a 4017b-lz. There is an expansion card on
it with a bunch of Motorola chips and a large one with a heat sink. It
is plugged into the GSC socket, not the PCI socket. (Why is the PCI
socket "backwards"? I've got a great Matrox Millineum ...)

grep -i sti dmesg.txt
Kernel command line: root=3D/dev/sda5 HOME=3D/ console=3Dtty0 sti=3D0
sti_font=3DVGA8x16 TERM=3Dlinux
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
STI word mode ROM at f0026000, hpa=3Dfa000000
STI word mode ROM, id 2d08c0a7-9a02587, conforms to spec rev. 8.07
STI device: INTERNAL_EG_1280
STI byte mode ROM at f8000000, hpa=3Df8000000
STI byte mode ROM, id 2bcb015a-9a02587, conforms to spec rev. 8.04
STI device: HPA4071B_LZ
fb0: stifb 1280x1024-8 frame buffer device, id: 2d08c0a7, mmio:
fb1: stifb 1280x1024-32 frame buffer device, id: 2bcb015a, mmio:
sticonsole_init: searching for STI ROMs

grep -i graphics dmesg.txt
18. Gecko GSC Core Graphics (10) at 0xfa000000 [8/24], versions 0x16,
0x0, 0x85
21. Coral SGC Graphics (10) at 0xf8000000 [10/8], versions 0x4, 0x0,

Before the firmware upgrade, the Coral SGC card was listed as a
"Hyperdrive optional graphics (10) at 0xf8000000 [10/8], versions 0x5,
0x0, 0x77

It seems that sti=3D1 should turn on console on the graphics monitor.
Unless I need a different graphics terminal other than tty0 or tty1.

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