[Fedora-xen] Re: [fedora-virt] Re: Dom0 kernels

Gerd Hoffmann kraxel at redhat.com
Mon Mar 23 08:23:12 UTC 2009

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.


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