Subject: Re: Blank screen
To: Collin Baillie <>
From: Mattias Karlsson <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/19/2002 13:47:40
Hi again,

The TGA card is in a 64-bit PCI slot, so it could be why it fails. (the 
card is not 64-bit). I tried to move the card to a normal 32-bit slot 
but then the system refuses to come up with the beepcodes "1-3, probably 
1-2-1 tho). 1-2-1 is cmos clock related, right?

The battery in my machine sucks, if I power off the machine for a few 
minutes it doesn't remember much :/  including date. I'll buy a new one 
in a couple of days probably.

Is this related to the TGA problems? Or is there any other settings that 
must be done when moving a TGA card to another slot?

Best regards,

Collin Baillie wrote:
> Mattias,
> Could it be the card is putting out a sync signal that the monitor doesn't
> handle? 
> Is the setting still "console graphics" ??
> What model is the card? I have a TGA2 (ZXLp-E3) which stops my 600au from
> even posting! But you're saying you're getting a graphics console :\
> Apparently the newer Miata SRM doesn't particularly like TGA's.. it's
> looking for a VGA card. Maybe this is the issue?
> Collin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mattias Karlsson []
> Sent: Wednesday, 19 June 2002 10:05 AM
> To: Collin Baillie
> Cc: bad bob;
> Subject: Re: Blank screen
> Yes, really strange.
> ``console graphics'' was the setting when I first got the machine.
> So with that setting it didn't work... :/
> Regards,
> Mattias.
> Collin Baillie wrote:
>>From your dmesg, it looks like your PWS and indeed NetBSD support the
> card.
>>I think what you need to do is (either on the serial console or the
>>"graphical" console) type:
>>>>>show console
>>It'll probably be set to serial. If that's the case you can try:
>>>>>set console graphics
>>This should tell it to output console stuff to the tga card instead of the
>>serial port. To find a list of options for the console setting try:
>>>>>set console ?
>>It should complain about an invalid setting and list possible valid
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Mattias Karlsson []
>>Sent: Wednesday, 19 June 2002 6:47 AM
>>To: bad bob
>>Subject: Re: Blank screen
>>bad bob wrote:
>>>did you try serial port?
>>Worked! I would be nice to have it on my other monitor tho, seems
>>this machine has a tga card, is this the reason?
>>If I replaced the tga with a vga compatible it would give me my
>>screen back, right?
>>And what about this ?
>>WARNING: can't figure what device matches "SCSI 0 207 0 0 0 0 0"
>>[ netbsd ELF symbol table not valid ]
>>[ no symbol table formats found ]
>>Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
>>     The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved.
>>Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
>>     The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.
>>NetBSD 1.5.2 (INSTALL) #26: Sat Aug 18 10:04:15 MEST 2001
>>Digital Personal WorkStation 500au, 500MHz
>>8192 byte page size, 1 processor.
>>total memory = 256 MB
>>(1896 KB reserved for PROM, 254 MB used by NetBSD)
>>avail memory = 228 MB
>>using 1639 buffers containing 13112 KB of memory
>>mainbus0 (root)
>>cpu0 at mainbus0: ID 0 (primary), 21164A-0 (unknown minor type 0)
>>cpu0: Architecture extensions: 1<BWX>
>>cia0 at mainbus0: DECchip 2117x Core Logic Chipset (Pyxis), pass 1
>>cia0: extended capabilities: 1<BWEN>
>>cia0: using BWX for PCI config access
>>pci0 at cia0 bus 0
>>pci0: i/o space, memory space enabled, rd/line, rd/mult, wr/inv ok
>>de0 at pci0 dev 3 function 0
>>de0: interrupting at dec 550 irq 0
>>de0: DEC 21143 [10-100Mb/s] pass 3.0
>>de0: address 00:00:f8:75:fa:a8
>>de0: enabling 100baseTX port
>>sio0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0: vendor 0x1080 product 0xc693 (rev. 0x00)
>>pciide0 at pci0 dev 7 function 1: Cypress 82C693 IDE Controller (rev.
> 0x00)
>>pciide0: bus-master DMA support present
>>pciide0: primary channel wired to compatibility mode
>>pciide0: disabling primary channel (no drives)
>>pciide1 at pci0 dev 7 function 2: Cypress 82C693 IDE Controller (rev.
> 0x00)
>>pciide1: hardware does not support DMA
>>pciide1: primary channel wired to compatibility mode
>>atapibus0 at pciide1 channel 0
>>cd0 at atapibus0 drive 0: <TOSHIBA CD-ROM XM-6202B, b\221\311\373\000, 
>>1110> type 5 cdrom removable
>>cd0: 32-bit data port
>>cd0: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2
>>pciide1: secondary channel interrupting at isa irq 15
>>cd0(pciide1:0:0): using PIO mode 4
>>vendor 0x1080 product 0xc693 (USB serial bus, interface 0x10) at pci0 
>>dev 7 function 3 not configured
>>tga0 at pci0 dev 12 function 0: TGA2 pass 2, board type T8-02
>>tga0: 1280 x 1024, 8bpp, Bt485 RAMDAC
>>tga0: interrupting at dec 550 irq 8
>>wsdisplay0 at tga0
>>ppb0 at pci0 dev 20 function 0: vendor 0x1011 product 0x0024 (rev. 0x02)
>>pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
>>pci1: i/o space, memory space enabled, rd/line, wr/inv ok
>>isp0 at pci1 dev 4 function 0
>>isp0: interrupting at dec 550 irq 3
>>isp0: Ultra Mode Capable
>>isp0: Board Revision 1040B, loaded F/W Revision 4.66.0
>>isp0: Last F/W revision was 5.57.1
>>scsibus0 at isp0: 16 targets, 8 luns per target
>>isa0 at sio0
>>com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns16550a, working fifo
>>com0: console
>>com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3: ns16550a, working fifo
>>pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
>>vga0 at isa0 port 0x3b0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff
>>wsdisplay1 at vga0
>>lpt0 at isa0 port 0x3bc-0x3bf irq 7
>>fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0-0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2
>>fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB, 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
>>mcclock0 at isa0 port 0x70-0x71: mc146818 or compatible
>>scsibus0: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle...
>>sd0 at scsibus0 target 0 lun 0: <DEC, RZ1CC-BA (C) DEC, 883F> SCSI2 
>>0/direct fixed
>>sd0: 4091 MB, 3708 cyl, 20 head, 113 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 8380080 sectors
>>sd1 at scsibus0 target 1 lun 0: <DEC, RZ1CC-BA (C) DEC, 883F> SCSI2 
>>0/direct fixed
>>sd1: 4091 MB, 3708 cyl, 20 head, 113 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 8380080 sectors
>>md0: internal 4650K image area
>>WARNING: can't figure what device matches "SCSI 0 207 0 0 0 0 0"
>>root on md0a dumps on md0b
>>WARNING: clock gained 4883 days -- CHECK AND RESET THE DATE!
>>root file system type: ffs

Mattias Karlsson