Subject: Re: Screen blanking
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/07/1996 13:30:38
>Date: Fri, 07 Jun 1996 07:24:34 -0600
>From: Trevin Beattie <>

>OK, I've got only one more minor annoyance with the kernel now.  Ever since
>the March sources (and up to May 25), whenever I boot the kernel I can see
>it load the /netbsd file and then a few lines of devices before the screen
>turns completely black.

>Any ideas?  I'm using the pccons driver, i386 architecture, and a mach32
>video card.

Is com3 (DOS COM4:) configured into your kernel?  The Mach32 emulates
an IBM 8514/A display, which has registers in the same region as the
default com3 device.  Try removing com3, and see if that eliminates
the problem.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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