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SubjectRe: matroxfb console oops in 2.4.2x
On 19 Jun 03 at 14:47, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-06-19 at 13:21, Petr Vandrovec wrote:

> take_over_console() attempts to redraw the screen.

It is not take_over_console... It does init first.
> > It is not allowed to call fbdev's putc
> > before mode set was issued (at least I always believed to it; before
> > first mode set hardware is in VGA state)
> If I omit the fixes, I just get...
> matroxfb: Matrox Mystique (PCI) detected
> matroxfb: 1280x1024x8bpp (virtual: 1280x1635)
> matroxfb: framebuffer at 0x1000000, mapped to 0xc017d000, size 2097152
> matroxfb: Pixel PLL not locked after 5 secs

This one is culprit. If you'll comment this message out, it will not

> Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x64
> fb0: MATROX VGA frame buffer device
> If I call matrox_init_putc() earlier as you suggest, then it seems to
> end up busy-waiting in mga_fifo()...

Ok. It means that hardware is completely uninitialized when this happens.
Probably accelerator clocks are stopped (== message about pixclocks was
right...) Bad.

Does driver work with your change without problems? It looks strange
to me that PLL did not stabilized in 5 seconds. Do you get same message
when you change videomode with fbset, or happens this only once during
boot, and never again?
Petr Vandrovec

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