Subject: port-sparc/11944: Console stops scrolling after cgsix loads on sparc
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/12/2001 07:40:17
>Number:         11944
>Category:       port-sparc
>Synopsis:       Console stops scrolling after cgsix loads on sparc
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-sparc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan 12 07:40:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Duncan Sinclair
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5
NetBSD GENERIC kernel on Sun Sparcstation-2. (sorry, machine is elsewhere.)
This is similar to PR#8121 - it seems to be related to RASTERCONSOLE and
the cgsix.

During booting, console works normally until cgsix driver loads.
After that point scrolling due to line-feeds no longer work.
Basically everything ends up being printed on the bottom line
of the display.  Some multi-line output appears to sort-of work,
in that some text appears a few lines up.

Clearing the screen also does not work.  Cursor goes to top left,
but nothing is cleared from screen.

I expect this is a problem with the version of my cgsix - I
guess other people would have noticed it by now - but I thought
I should bring it to someone's attention in case there is a fix.
I wish I had a copy of the dmesg output with me...

Xsun works OK.

Boot NetBSD GENERIC console on Sun SS-2 with cgsix and watch.
Replace dodgy cgsix?

I'm in the process of building a kernel without RASTERCONSOLE to
test, but as the INSTALL kernel behaves OK, I think I can guess
the result.