Subject: Re: Monitor output problem
To: None <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: port-arm
Date: 02/23/2003 16:57:11
> Hello all
> I got a DNARD shark and tryed to intall NetBSD 1.6 using the
> Diskless-HOWTO. Everything looks fine, the shark is booting the kernel and
> I can mount my directorys using NFS.
> But as soon as the sharks boots the NetBSD kernel the monitor output
> starts to flicker and I can't get a clean output.
> So I thought maybe the the VGA-card is damaged or something like this, but
> the I tryed to boot a linux-kernel. Using this linux kernel, I can get a
> clean screen output.
> Are there any hints?

Which video chip does your board have?  There's a pcb bodge that has to be 
done for one DNARD rev to fix some video stability problems.  There's a 
Web page on it but I can't remember the details off-hand.

IIRC the absence of the bodge can lead to the video display appearing to 
shimmer; it's particularly bad if you try to run X.