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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: Xen 4.1 PVOPS 3.0.0-RC1 VGA Console

> >What have you been using for 2.6.39?
> >
> >Also, I'd love to hear an explanation why it is necessary, or what I
> >have to look out for on the mailing list or the LKML in order to
> >follow
> >the progress with regard to this issue.
> >
>  From what I've been able to gather there has been a change in the way
>  that Xen handles the host's hardware, in particular the console
>  hardware.  It was not sending that to the bootloader correctly, or at
>  all, and so the kernel didn't see that there was a console.  That is
>  what I can tell, just my uninformed opinion.  Konrad has a patch that
>  fixes the way that Xen reports the console hardware to the kernel, but
>  it looks as if it didn't make it into the 3.0-rc1 release.  I just
>  went to git.kernel.org and pulled up Konrad's xen repository and
>  selected the stable/2.6.39.x and looked for the commit entitled "xen:
>  allow enable use of VGA console on dom0" which was on May 31st.  I
>  clicked on the commitdiff page and then downloaded the patch from the
>  link at the top of the generated page.  I used that patch to enable
>  the VGA console on my dom0, worked like a champ, but I don't know if
>  there is an issue that kept it from being commited in the mainline.  I
>  hope this helped.

No issues. Just missed it in the initial list of patches that went for
3.0. Will be there in 3.1, or you can use the stable/2.6.39.x tree that
has that patch and some other ones.

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