On 02/22/2018 at 11:41 Danny Milosavljevic writes:
> Hi George,
> On Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:35:34 -0500
> George myglc2 Clemmer <myg...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think we got side-tracked to the serial port when my real issue is
>> with the VGA port. Maybe my bug report was not clear. Let me clarify ...
> Oh, that changes things. Ludo is debugging some silly UTF-8 problem
> with the virtual terminals on the VGA port right now - might be related,
> or not. Who knows...
Well this problem goes back to November. The problem first appears in
my generation 19 ...
19 GNU with Linux-Libre 4.14.2 (beta) 61 2017-11-30
18 GNU with Linux-Libre 4.13.12 (beta) 62 2017-11-11
... which correspond to ...
19 (GNU Guix) 0.13.0.5042-6e385
18 (GNU Guix) 0.13.0.4589-74bea6
Note: The results cited below are WRT my most recent build done
yesterday, guix (GNU Guix) 0.14.0.2455-26737.
>> GNU with Linuxlibre ..." for a couple seconds, and then 4) a blank.
> Is there still a cursor?
> What happens when you don't use the serial (so no console=...)
The VGA displays ...
- BIOS prompt
- grub menu
- 'Booting GNU linux-libre ...'
- ~1 seconds of messages
- Blank screen w/ no cursor
... which differers in that there are a couple seconds of boot messages.
> and then
> try to write something to /dev/console ? It should show up somewhere.
> Where? On the VGA port?
/home/g1# echo 123 > /dev/console
... shows nothing on the VGA or serial.