Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:02:52AM +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> M A Young wrote:
>> (with nomodeset I get no text characters during
>> boot - only a cursor that moves as invisible characters are presumably
>> printed to the screen
> known issue with vga text mode (32bit only, 64bit works ok). vga window
> at 0xc0000 isn't mapped correctly. Workaround: drive the card in gfx
> mode. Either kernel mode setting or vesafb (use something like
> vga=gfx-1024x768x16 on the *xen* kernel command line).
So the reason for this issue is known.. any patches available?
According to jeremy someone works on unifying 32bit and 64bit page table
initalization, which should nicely fix this issue as a side effect.