Subject: Re: port-i386/34227: vesafb kernel fails to boot on i810
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/24/2006 12:56:36
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On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Jared D. McNeill wrote:

> There is an outstanding issue here in wsdisplay around this very issue --=
> I allow vga to attach early and claim to be the console later on, wsdispl=
> loses in a DIAGNOSTIC kernel. wsdisplay_cnattach is allowed to be called=
> exactly once. This needs to be modified (macallan@ has patches) to allow =
> to be called up to two times.


>> vesabios0 at mainbus0: version 1.2, =EF=BF=BD=EF=BF=BD =EF=BF=BD=EF=BF=
>> vesafb0 at vesabios0: VESA frame buffer
>> vesafb0: no supported mode found
>> text at vesabios0 not configured
> VESA BIOS extensions >=3D 2.0 are required for vesafb. vesabios probably=
> shouldn't bother attaching a vesafb if the version is too low.

 =09That seems pretty reasonable and I'd expect that to catch most
 =09of the falure cases :)

 =09=09David/absolute       -- No hype required --