Printing to the OF command line

Tom Gall gall at
Thu Apr 6 11:02:22 EST 2000

Hi All,

  This is an act of desperation on my part. But what the heck.

  I'm trying to bring up a the 2.2.15pre14 kernel on an unsupported box.
It's a 7043 43P 140 RS 6000. It's a labor of love.

  Anyway, I've been having trouble even getting the kernel up any
distance to even be able to puts to the screen. Something is dieing ...

  in arch/ppc/boot/of1275.c it would seem one should be able to perhaps
open up some of device and print directly to the of command line without
having to get into display adaptor issues. I would hope this would allow
debugging in very difficult environments. (Which I'm in)

  Has anyone ever done this with this particular API? Is it even


Hakuna Matata,


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