tracyde at gmail
Nov 2, 2004, 7:36 AM
Post #8 of 9
Would it be possible for me to put the S3 Virge card in the primary
slot and put the FX4 board in the secondary slot and still get it to
display the console without using a serial console?
On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 21:14:57 +0100, Saabi <szabolcs.regos [at] gmail> wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 09:01:57 -0400, derek tracy <tracyde [at] gmail> wrote:
> > I do not have HP-UX on this system and have no desire to use it, I
> > have used it in the past and have nothing good to say about it (other
> > than the support for FX series cards but they are both made by HP)
> I don't want to push you to use HP-UX.
> But I'm supporting it in worktime and I know, there are lots of GNU
> tools are ported and supported by HP.
> > The problem with using all graphics adapters that are supported by
> > XFree/Xorg is that just because they support it does not mean that
> > they will work. On an x86 system the bios calls and runs instructions
> > from all other card bios' on boot up and the HPPA pdc does not act in
> > the same way and will not run x86 assembly code from those cards.
> Maybe you are right. Therefore you will not see the messages until the
> kernel loaded and switched to FB mode. But, if You have a serial
> terminal, you can use it to see the boot messages. If I found my old
> S3 Trio 64 PCI VGA card, I'll test it in my B180L workstation.
> > They key to this process is to use a pci graphics adapter that does
> > not rely on its bios being called or one that can have their
> > instructions called from other means than the system bios.
> It maybe true, but only for PDC messages. When the linux kernel
> loaded, it can use the "incompatible" card. But I'll test it.
> Ave, Saabi.
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