Subject: Re: recent dom0 kernels reboot on loading?
To: Mikolaj Golub <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: port-xen
Date: 09/24/2007 10:09:57
On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 11:18:19AM +0300, Mikolaj Golub wrote:
> 1) In recent versions of xen kernel it appears some changes was made with
> console driver. Before upgrade the xen kernel booted in text mode (I hope I
> call it correctly, standard 80x25 text screen or something). Now it boots in
> some vga mode -- fonts look rather ugly and have another resolution. When
> netbsd kernel boots it uses only higher part of screen and it looks
> ugly. Workaround for me to get old behavior: specify destination for xen
> console as com1 only (console=com1) and use console=tty0 for netbsd
> kernel. Then xen does not switch in this ugly vga mode and netbsd kernel
> output looks like it was earlier. I suppose there is right way to get the same
> effect, may be some boot options, but I can't find those ones in xen manual.

You can put "vga=text-80x25" on the xen.gz line of your grub configuration.
But it would be nice if we could pick up the console mode from xen -- even
if they do use an incredibly ugly font.

  Thor Lancelot Simon	                           

  "The inconsistency is startling, though admittedly, if consistency is to
   be abandoned or transcended, there is no problem."	      - Noam Chomsky