Subject: Re: Netbsd-3.0 install problem (pci_display_console problem)
To: None <>
From: Havard Eidnes <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/07/2006 21:18:35
> I feed the machine boot floppies 2 & 3.  Everything seems to go OK,
> until I get a panic.  The final messages are:
> Entering netbsd at 0xfffffc00003012e0...
> panic: pci_display_console: no such device at 0/11/0
> Stopped at 0xfffffc00005bad58: ret  zero,(ra)
> db>
> I checked the Alpha FAQ and couldn't find anything. Googling around a=

> little indicates that this is probably some problem with the video ca=
> Doing a little digging around on the machine, I find the following
> information:
> tga0 at pci0 slot 11
> ZLXp2-E Revision 34
> The INSTALL notes indicate that supported graphics adaptors are:
> VGA compatible video, ZLXp-E1, ZLXp-E2, ZLX-E3.  Being that my
> ZLXp2-E isn't listed, does this mean I out of luck or is there some
> workaround (e.g. different boot flags need to be set?) which I can us=
> which will get me farther into the boot and install process?

I actually don't know what is really causing this problem, but a
possible workaround would be to switch the console to one of the
serial ports.  That should get you going further.


- H=E5vard