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Re: [Xen-devel] No video display, SuSE kernel-xen-

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] No video display, SuSE kernel-xen-
From: Robbie Dinn <robbie@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 15:22:18 +0100
Cc: Gerd Knorr <kraxel@xxxxxxx>
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Hi Gerd

Gerd Knorr wrote:
What does "dmesg | grep -i console" say in that case once the system
is up & running?

Last login: Tue Jun 14 14:16:35 2005 from rjd.microbus
Have a lot of fun...
adler:~ # dmesg | grep -i console
Kernel command line: root=/dev/system/root_9.3 selinux=0 splash=silent showopts console=tty0 5
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Xen virtual console successfully installed as ttyS

What does "cat /proc/fb" say?


adler:~ # cat /proc/fb
adler:~ # wc -c /proc/fb
0 /proc/fb

Also, I have changed back to an older kernel-xen. This
one is shipped on the SuSE 9.3 DVD. No change in behaviour
though (black text consoles, X server works fine).

adler:~ # uname -a
Linux adler #1 Wed Mar 23 21:52:37 UTC 2005 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

I am going to see if I can compile a kernel from xen-2.0.5-src.gz
using a .config file taken from one of the SuSE kernels and see
how that works (or otherwise). I already tried with binaries
(kernel image, modules) taken fron xen-2.0.5-install.gz but
that failed to boot and I can see where it is hanging. I am
still using the laptop and I need to change to a machine with
a serial port available.

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