Subject: Booted with serial console, but VGA console doesn't work
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From: Adam Maloney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/12/2001 12:35:28
Hey all. I'm not sure exactly what's going on, but whatever it is it's
I got an Alphastation 200 4/233 awhile back at another job. When it was
there it was running <cringe> Debian and was my X workstation. Worked
great. Well, I left the company, but after about a year a friend of mine
gave me the system back, but said he couldn't get anything installed on it,
he thought there was something wrong with the keyboard port.
Anyways, I installed NetBSD over the serial console the other day. The
system is fine, installation was normal. Now, I have a PCI Trio64 card card
in it, and a PS/2 keyboard and monitor plugged in.
If I power up the system, I get the boot messages from the Trio card, and
the 3 keyboard LED's go on. The boot messages go to the serial console
(which is fine by me).
When the system is done booting, the monitor is still at a blue screen with
a blinking white cursor in the top-left, and no text. The 3 keyboard LED's
are still on, and I can't toggle them.
I played around with the wsdisplay and ttys stuff, but no luck. I tried
enabling ttyE0 in /etc/ttys, but when I HUP init it says ttyE0 device not
Anyone know how I can get this working?