Subject: port-alpha/12923: 1.5.1_xxx still has TGA2/PowerStorm 4d20 problems/panic
To: None <>
From: Markus W Kilbinger <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/13/2001 10:04:04
>Number:         12923
>Category:       port-alpha
>Synopsis:       1.5.1_xxx still has TGA2/PowerStorm 4d20 problems/panic
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-alpha-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 13 01:03:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     Markus W Kilbinger
>Release:        since 1.5 / tga2 is supported
NetBSD/alpha since 1.5
Since TGA2 cards are supported you get a
  panic: tga_console(12, 0): unknown board configuration
  Stopped at 0xfffffc0000537fc4: ret zero,(ra)
with TGA2/PowerStorm 4d20 cards.
The device is at least usable als text console: 1.4.3 boot message:
  vga0 at pci0 dev 8 function 0: Digital Equipment TGA2 (rev. 0x22)
  wsdisplay0 at vga0: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
Take any kernel (all the inst kernels!) with tga support, >= 1.5, and
boot with it.
As suggested:
Let tgamatch fail/return instead of panic in case of unknown boards.

Excluding tga support in inst kernels might be a workaround to get at
least a running system.