regarding pci vga card output with powerpc
avolkov at varma-el.com
Thu Aug 10 16:11:26 EST 2006
> Andrey Volkov wrote:
>> urwithsudheer wrote:
>>> Hello All,
>>> I am working with a pci based vga card. I have connected the vga card
>>> next to the pci slot of my target processor on the baseboard.
>>> I have connected a monitor to the vga card.
>>> When i boot linux from minicom, i could see all the kernel log
>>> messages on both the minicom and vga card monitor. But on the vga
>>> monitor, i could not see any messages after asking for login as below:
>>> Mounting filesystems
>>> Running depmod
>>> Setting up networking on loopback device:
>>> Setting up networking on eth0:
>>> eth0: PHY is Marvell 88E11x1 (1410cc2)
>>> Adding static route for default gateway to 192.168.3.1:
>>> Setting nameserver to 192.168.0.1 in /etc/resolv.conf:
>>> Starting inetd:
>>> Though i am entering my login and passwd at the minicom, nothing
>>> comes on to the vga monitor. But i am able to write to vga monitor
>>> using the following commands from minicom:
>>> # echo "Hello" > /dev/tty1
>>> # echo "Hi " > /dev/tty1
>>> My requirement is to get on the vga monitor whatever i am typing on
>>> the minicom after logging into the linux like .
>>> ls or pwd commands.
>>> Anyone pl help me.
>>> Thanks & Regards
>> See Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt.
>> If be short, add:
>> console=/dev/ttySxx console=/dev/tty1
>> (both) to a kernel parameters string.
> I got upto login prompt on the vga monitor only after giving the above
> parameters in my u-boot bootargs.
> u-boot=> set bootargs console=tty1 console=ttyS0,115200.
> I have added in the serial driver linux/drivers/serial/serial_core.c
> in the function uart_write(struct tty_struct *tty, const unsigned
> char * buf, int count)
> The lines in the if directive.
> if (c <= 0)
> memcpy(circ->buf + circ->head, buf, c);
> /* added to test vga */
> #if 1
> memcpy(tempbuf, circ->buf + circ->head, c);
> printk("%c", tempbuf[i]);
> circ->head = (circ->head + c) & (UART_XMIT_SIZE - 1);
> buf += c;
> Then as i expected, all the letters i enter in the minicom came twice on
> the minicom.
Because printk didn't print to an dedicated device, but to a klog
stream. So check your /etc/inittab and /etc/securetty, its similar
that something wrong in this files.
> Password: Password:
> login on `ttyS0'ogin on `ttyS0'login: root
> ~ # ~ # llss
> ~ # ~ # iiffccoonnffiigg
> And whatever i enter on the minicom also gets print on the vga monitor
> but only once.
> When i comment the if directive, On the vga monitor i could see only
> upto login prompt.
> I don't know why the printk statement i added in the serial driver
> prints on the vga monitor.
> As said by shkatikannan, i am going through the vga driver to copy to
> the frambuffer. But yet couldn't get it exactly in the code where to copy.
> Please tell me if i am in the wrong path.
> Thanks & Regards
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