[Fedora-xen] Re: [fedora-virt] Re: Dom0 kernels / VGA text console works now

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Wed May 6 19:00:21 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:23:12AM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:02:52AM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> >> M A Young wrote:
> >>> (with nomodeset I get no text characters during
> >>> boot - only a cursor that moves as invisible characters are presumably
> >>> printed to the screen
> >> known issue with vga text mode (32bit only, 64bit works ok).  vga window
> >> at 0xc0000 isn't mapped correctly.  Workaround: drive the card in gfx
> >> mode.  Either kernel mode setting or vesafb (use something like
> >> vga=gfx-1024x768x16 on the *xen* kernel command line).
> > 
> > So the reason for this issue is known.. any patches available? 
> According to jeremy someone works on unifying 32bit and 64bit page table
> initalization, which should nicely fix this issue as a side effect.

VGA text console works OK for me now, on 32bit PAE pv_ops dom0, using the 
latest xen-tip/next tree!

-- Pasi

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