NetBSD Problem Report #48255

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From: a_moschos@yahoo.com
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To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
Subject: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc
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>Number:         48255
>Category:       port-macppc
>Synopsis:       Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-macppc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Sep 30 18:35:00 +0000 2013
>Last-Modified:  Wed Jun 13 02:00:01 +0000 2018
>Originator:     Andreas Moscho
>Release:        NetBSD current 6.99.23 GENERIC
>Organization:
>Environment:
not available, dont have access on the system
>Description:
Netbooting netbsd macppc current (6.99.23)results in an unreadable console output. ssh access is not feasible. Console output is like: "blurred text -mixed pixels which they seem like words- scrolling upward to the screen". The output is unreadable.
I have also used kernel 6.99.15 -this one resides on the disk of the laptop and i copied it on the netboot server- but the console output on the laptop is the same when this kernel is used for netbooting.
Laptop is G4 aluminum case 1.33.
>How-To-Repeat:
Netboot macppc using current kernel and userland (6.99.23)
>Fix:

>Audit-Trail:
From: Michael <macallan1888@gmail.com>
To: gnats-bugs@netbsd.org
Cc: 
Subject: Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:57:32 -0400

 What kind of graphics chip are you using? If it's a radeon you may want to try 
 a kernel without radeonfb.

From: Andreas Moschos <a_moschos@yahoo.com>
To: "gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org" <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>,
  "port-macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org" <port-macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org>,
  "gnats-admin@netbsd.org" <gnats-admin@netbsd.org>,
  "netbsd-bugs@netbsd.org" <netbsd-bugs@netbsd.org>
Cc: 
Subject: Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:40:29 -0700 (PDT)

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 Yes it is a radeon chip (9600/9700) but building without radeonfb didnt resolve it, the behaviour is the same.


 ________________________________
  From: Michael <macallan1888@gmail.com>
 To: port-macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org; gnats-admin@netbsd.org; netbsd-bugs@netbsd.org; a_moschos@yahoo.com 
 Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 10:10 AM
 Subject: Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc


 The following reply was made to PR port-macppc/48255; it has been noted by GNATS.

 From: Michael <macallan1888@gmail.com>
 To: gnats-bugs@netbsd.org
 Cc: 
 Subject: Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc
 Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:57:32 -0400

 What kind of graphics chip are you using? If it's a radeon you may want to try 
 a kernel without radeonfb.
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 <html><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span>Yes it is a radeon chip (9600/9700) but building without radeonfb didnt resolve it, </span><span>the behaviour is the same.</span></div><div><br></div>  <div style="font-family: times new roman, new york, times, serif; font-size: 12pt;"> <div style="font-family: times new roman, new york, times, serif; font-size: 12pt;"> <div dir="ltr"> <hr size="1">  <font size="2" face="Arial"> <span style="font-weight:bold;">From:</span> Michael &lt;macallan1888@gmail.com&gt;<br> <span style="font-weight: bold;">To:</span> port-macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org; gnats-admin@netbsd.org; netbsd-bugs@netbsd.org; a_moschos@yahoo.com <br> <span style="font-weight:
  bold;">Sent:</span> Tuesday, October 1, 2013 10:10 AM<br> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Subject:</span> Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc<br> </font> </div> <div class="y_msg_container"><br>
 The following reply was made to PR port-macppc/48255; it has been noted by GNATS.<br><br>From: Michael &lt;<a ymailto="mailto:macallan1888@gmail.com" href="mailto:macallan1888@gmail.com">macallan1888@gmail.com</a>&gt;<br>To: <a ymailto="mailto:gnats-bugs@netbsd.org" href="mailto:gnats-bugs@netbsd.org">gnats-bugs@netbsd.org</a><br>Cc: <br>Subject: Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc<br>Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:57:32 -0400<br><br> What kind of graphics chip are you using? If it's a radeon you may want to try <br> a kernel without radeonfb.<br> <br><br><br></div> </div> </div>  </div></body></html>
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From: Michael <macallan1888@gmail.com>
To: gnats-bugs@netbsd.org
Cc: 
Subject: Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 09:30:48 -0400

 This is odd. Is the whole screen filled with scrolling garbage? Do the colours 
 look halfway right ( as in, greenish on white, later black on white )?
 Also, what's in the radeon's OpenFirmware properties?
 Finally, was radeonfb even built into the kernel you tried first?

From: Andreas Moschos <a_moschos@yahoo.com>
To: "gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org" <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>,
  "port-macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org" <port-macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org>,
  "gnats-admin@netbsd.org" <gnats-admin@netbsd.org>,
  "netbsd-bugs@netbsd.org" <netbsd-bugs@netbsd.org>
Cc: 
Subject: Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 10:19:25 -0700 (PDT)

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 This is odd and i might add "old" i had the same behaviour when i first pur=
 chased the powerbook but it was fixed, then i was booting from the local dr=
 ive.=0AYes the screen is full of scrolling garbage and the colours look hal=
 fway right (greenish on white, later black on white).=0AI netbooted using t=
 hese configurations:=0Ai) 6.99.23 distribution (kernel plus userland, gener=
 ic kernel -thus radeonfb is compiled in)=0A=0Aii) 6.99.15 kernel and 6.99.2=
 3 userland. The kernel is the one i am using to boot from the hard disk. Wh=
 en local booting everything is fine but not when used for netboot. It has r=
 adeonfb support with extra info (debug plus additional pci info)=0Aiii) 6.9=
 9.23 distribution (kernel plus userland) with radeonfb disabled as you requ=
 ested.=0AAll the configs had the same behaviour.=0A=0AOpenfirmware info, co=
 mmands used:=0A=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 dev screen=0A=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 .properti=
 es=0A=0Adisplay type: 4c434400=0A=0Aname: ATY, Jasper_a=0Acompatible: ATY, =
 Jasper=0Aaddress: bc08000=0A=0Athere is plenty of hex output, let me know i=
 f you need anything more (if the device i selected is the correct one)=0A=
 =0A=0A=0A________________________________=0A From: Michael <macallan1888@gm=
 ail.com>=0ATo: port-macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org; gnats-admin@netbsd.org; n=
 etbsd-bugs@netbsd.org; a_moschos@yahoo.com =0ASent: Wednesday, October 2, 2=
 013 4:35 PM=0ASubject: Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output whe=
 n netbooting macppc=0A =0A=0AThe following reply was made to PR port-macppc=
 /48255; it has been noted by GNATS.=0A=0AFrom: Michael <macallan1888@gmail.=
 com>=0ATo: gnats-bugs@netbsd.org=0ACc: =0ASubject: Re: port-macppc/48255: U=
 nreadable console output when netbooting macppc=0ADate: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 09:=
 30:48 -0400=0A=0AThis is odd. Is the whole screen filled with scrolling gar=
 bage? Do the colours =0Alook halfway right ( as in, greenish on white, late=
 r black on white )?=0AAlso, what's in the radeon's OpenFirmware properties?=
 =0AFinally, was radeonfb even built into the kernel you tried first?
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 <html><body><div style=3D"color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:ti=
 mes new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><div><span>This is od=
 d and i might add "old" i had the same behaviour when i first purchased the=
  powerbook but it was fixed, then i was booting from the local drive.</span=
 ></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: tim=
 es new roman,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-styl=
 e: normal;"><span>Yes the screen is full of scrolling garbage and the colou=
 rs look halfway right (greenish on white, later black on white).</span></di=
 v><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times ne=
 w roman,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: no=
 rmal;"><span>I netbooted using these configurations:</span></div><div style=
 =3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new =
 york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style:
  normal;"><span>i) 6.99.23 distribution (kernel plus userland, generic kern=
 el -thus radeonfb is compiled in)<br></span></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(=
 0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times,seri=
 f; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span>ii) 6.99.15 ke=
 rnel and 6.99.23 userland. The kernel is the one i am using to boot from th=
 e hard disk. When local booting everything is fine but not when used for ne=
 tboot. It has radeonfb support with extra info (debug plus additional pci i=
 nfo)</span></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-f=
 amily: times new roman,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent;=
  font-style: normal;"><span>iii) 6.99.23 distribution (kernel plus userland=
 ) with radeonfb disabled as you requested.</span></div><div style=3D"color:=
  rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times=
 ,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span>All the
  configs had the same behaviour.</span></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0,=
  0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif; ba=
 ckground-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br><span></span></div><d=
 iv style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new ro=
 man,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal=
 ;"><span>Openfirmware info, commands used:</span></div><div style=3D"color:=
  rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times=
 ,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span>&nbsp;&nb=
 sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; dev screen</span></div><div style=3D"color: rgb=
 (0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times,ser=
 if; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&=
 nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; .properties</span></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0,=
  0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif;
  background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br></div><div style=
 =3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new =
 york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;">displ=
 ay type: 4c434400<br><span></span></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); =
 font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif; backgro=
 und-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span>name: ATY, Jasper_a</spa=
 n></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: ti=
 mes new roman,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-sty=
 le: normal;"><span>compatible: ATY, Jasper</span></div><div style=3D"color:=
  rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times=
 ,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span>address: =
 bc08000</span></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; fon=
 t-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif; background-color: transpare=
 nt;
  font-style: normal;"><br><span></span></div><div style=3D"color: rgb(0, 0,=
  0); font-size: 16px; font-family: times new roman,new york,times,serif; ba=
 ckground-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span>there is plenty of =
 hex output, let me know if you need anything more (if the device i selected=
  is the correct one)<br></span></div><div><br></div>  <div style=3D"font-fa=
 mily: times new roman, new york, times, serif; font-size: 12pt;"> <div styl=
 e=3D"font-family: times new roman, new york, times, serif; font-size: 12pt;=
 "> <div dir=3D"ltr"> <hr size=3D"1">  <font size=3D"2" face=3D"Arial"> <=
 span style=3D"font-weight:bold;">From:</span> Michael &lt;macallan1888@=
 gmail.com&gt;<br> <span style=3D"font-weight: bold;">To:</span> port=
 -macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org; gnats-admin@netbsd.org; netbsd-bugs@netbsd.o=
 rg; a_moschos@yahoo.com <br> <span style=3D"font-weight: bold;">Sent:</s=
 pan> Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:35 PM<br> <span style=3D"font-weig=
 ht:
  bold;">Subject:</span> Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console outpu=
 t when netbooting macppc<br> </font> </div> <div class=3D"y_msg_container">=
 <br>=0AThe following reply was made to PR port-macppc/48255; it has been no=
 ted by GNATS.<br><br>From: Michael &lt;<a ymailto=3D"mailto:macallan1888@gm=
 ail.com" href=3D"mailto:macallan1888@gmail.com">macallan1888@gmail.com</a>&=
 gt;<br>To: <a ymailto=3D"mailto:gnats-bugs@netbsd.org" href=3D"mailto:gnats=
 -bugs@netbsd.org">gnats-bugs@netbsd.org</a><br>Cc: <br>Subject: Re: port-ma=
 cppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc<br>Date: Wed, =
 2 Oct 2013 09:30:48 -0400<br><br> This is odd. Is the whole screen filled w=
 ith scrolling garbage? Do the colours <br> look halfway right ( as in, gree=
 nish on white, later black on white )?<br> Also, what's in the radeon's Ope=
 nFirmware properties?<br> Finally, was radeonfb even built into the kernel =
 you tried first?<br> <br><br><br></div> </div> </div>  </div></body></html>
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From: Andreas Moschos <a_moschos@yahoo.com>
To: "gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org" <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>,
  "port-macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org" <port-macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org>,
  "gnats-admin@netbsd.org" <gnats-admin@netbsd.org>,
  "netbsd-bugs@netbsd.org" <netbsd-bugs@netbsd.org>
Cc: 
Subject: Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 00:10:44 -0700 (PDT)

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 This is odd and i might add "old" i had the same behavior when i first purc=
 hased the powerbook but it was fixed, then i was booting from the local dri=
 ve.=0AYes the screen is full of scrolling garbage and the colors look halfw=
 ay right (greenish on white, later black on white).=0AI netbooted using the=
 se configurations:=0Ai) 6.99.23 distribution (kernel plus userland, generic=
  kernel -thus radeonfb is compiled in)=0A=0Aii) 6.99.15 kernel and 6.99.23 =
 userland.=A0The kernel is the one i am using to boot from the hard disk. Wh=
 en local booting everything is fine but not when used for netboot. It has r=
 adeonfb support with extra info (debug plus additional pci info)=0Aiii) 6.9=
 9.23 distribution (kernel plus userland) with radeonfb disabled as you requ=
 ested.=0AAll the configs had the same behavior.=0A=0AOpenfirmware info.=0AC=
 ommands used:=0A=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 dev screen=0A=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 .propert=
 ies=0A=0Adisplay type: 4c434400=0A=0Aname: ATY, Jasper_a=0Acompatible: ATY,=
  Jasper=0Aaddress: bc08000=0A=0Athere is plenty of hex output, let me know =
 if you need anything more (if the device i selected is the correct one).
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 <html><body><div style=3D"color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:ti=
 mes new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><div><span>This is od=
 d and i might add "old" i had the same behavior when i first purchased the =
 powerbook but it was fixed, then i was booting from the local drive.</span>=
 </div><div style=3D"background-color: transparent;"><span>Yes the screen is=
  full of scrolling garbage and the colors look halfway right (greenish on w=
 hite, later black on white).</span></div><div style=3D"background-color: tr=
 ansparent;"><span>I netbooted using these configurations:</span></div><div =
 style=3D"background-color: transparent;"><span>i) 6.99.23 distribution (ker=
 nel plus userland, generic kernel -thus radeonfb is compiled in)<br clear=
 =3D"none"></span></div><div style=3D"background-color: transparent;"><span>=
 ii) 6.99.15 kernel and 6.99.23 userland.&nbsp;</span><span style=3D"backgro=
 und-color: transparent; font-size: 12pt;">The kernel is the one i am using =
 to boot
  from the hard disk. When local booting everything is fine but not when use=
 d for netboot. It has radeonfb support with extra info (debug plus addition=
 al pci info)</span></div><div style=3D"background-color: transparent;"><spa=
 n>iii) 6.99.23 distribution (kernel plus userland) with radeonfb disabled a=
 s you requested.</span></div><div style=3D"background-color: transparent;">=
 <span>All the configs had the same behavior.</span></div><div style=3D"back=
 ground-color: transparent;"><br clear=3D"none"></div><div style=3D"backgrou=
 nd-color: transparent;"><span>Openfirmware info.</span></div><div style=3D"=
 background-color: transparent;"><span>Commands used:</span></div><div style=
 =3D"background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; de=
 v screen</div><div style=3D"background-color: transparent;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nb=
 sp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; .properties</div><div style=3D"background-color: tran=
 sparent;"><br clear=3D"none"></div><div style=3D"background-color: transpar=
 ent;">display
  type: 4c434400<br clear=3D"none"></div><div style=3D"background-color: tra=
 nsparent;">name: ATY, Jasper_a</div><div style=3D"background-color: transpa=
 rent;">compatible: ATY, Jasper</div><div style=3D"background-color: transpa=
 rent;">address: bc08000</div><div style=3D"background-color: transparent;">=
 <br clear=3D"none"></div><div style=3D"background-color: transparent;">ther=
 e is plenty of hex output, let me know if you need anything more (if the de=
 vice i selected is the correct one).<br clear=3D"none"></div><div style=3D"=
 background-color: transparent;"><br></div><div><br></div></div></body></htm=
 l>
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From: Andreas Moschos <amoschos@gmail.com>
To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org, port-macppc-maintainer@netbsd.org, 
	gnats-admin@netbsd.org, netbsd-bugs@netbsd.org
Cc: 
Subject: Re: port-macppc/48255: Unreadable console output when netbooting macppc
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 12:51:49 +0300

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 This is odd and i might add "old" i had the same behavior when i first
 purchased the powerbook but it was fixed, then i was booting from the local
 drive.
 Yes the screen is full of scrolling garbage and the colors look halfway
 right (greenish on white, later black on white).
 I netbooted using these configurations:
 i) 6.99.23 distribution (kernel plus userland, generic kernel -thus
 radeonfb is compiled in)
 ii) 6.99.15 kernel and 6.99.23 userland. The kernel is the one i am using
 to boot from the hard disk. When local booting everything is fine but not
 when used for netboot. It has radeonfb support with extra info (debug plus
 additional pci info)
 iii) 6.99.23 distribution (kernel plus userland) with radeonfb disabled as
 you requested.
 All the configs had the same behavior.

 Openfirmware info.
 Commands used:
        dev screen
        .properties

 display type: 4c434400
 name: ATY, Jasper_a
 compatible: ATY, Jasper
 address: bc08000

 there is plenty of hex output, let me know if you need anything more (if
 the device i selected is the correct one).

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 <div dir=3D"ltr"><div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_24755" style=3D"color=
 :rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,=
 serif;font-size:16px"><span id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_24754">This is =
 odd and i might add &quot;old&quot; i had the same behavior when i first pu=
 rchased the powerbook but it was fixed, then i was booting from the local d=
 rive.</span></div>
 <div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_24759" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-=
 family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:1=
 6px;background-color:transparent"><span id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_247=
 58">Yes the screen is full of scrolling garbage and the colors look halfway=
  right (greenish on white, later black on white).</span></div>
 <div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_24761" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-=
 family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:1=
 6px;background-color:transparent"><span id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_247=
 60">I netbooted using these configurations:</span></div>
 <div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_24763" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-=
 family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:1=
 6px;background-color:transparent"><span id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_247=
 62">i) 6.99.23 distribution (kernel plus userland, generic kernel -thus rad=
 eonfb is compiled in)<br clear=3D"none">
 </span></div><div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_24765" style=3D"color:rgb=
 (0,0,0);font-family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,seri=
 f;font-size:16px;background-color:transparent"><span id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380=
 546431139_25102">ii) 6.99.15 kernel and 6.99.23 userland.=A0</span><span id=
 =3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_24764" style=3D"background-color:transparent;=
 font-size:12pt">The kernel is the one i am using to boot from the hard disk=
 . When local booting everything is fine but not when used for netboot. It h=
 as radeonfb support with extra info (debug plus additional pci info)</span>=
 </div>
 <div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_24767" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-=
 family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:1=
 6px;background-color:transparent"><span id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_247=
 66">iii) 6.99.23 distribution (kernel plus userland) with radeonfb disabled=
  as you requested.</span></div>
 <div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_24768" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-=
 family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:1=
 6px;background-color:transparent"><span id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_251=
 14">All the configs had the same behavior.</span></div>
 <div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_24769" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-=
 family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:1=
 6px;background-color:transparent"><br clear=3D"none"></div><div id=3D"yui_3=
 _7_2_1_1380546431139_24770" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&#39;time=
 s new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:16px;background-c=
 olor:transparent">
 Openfirmware info.</div><div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_25103" style=
 =3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#3=
 9;,times,serif;font-size:16px;background-color:transparent">Commands used:<=
 /div>
 <div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_25104" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-=
 family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:1=
 6px;background-color:transparent">=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 dev screen</div><div i=
 d=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_25105" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family=
 :&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:16px;ba=
 ckground-color:transparent">
 =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 .properties</div><div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_25=
 106" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;n=
 ew york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:16px;background-color:transparent"><br c=
 lear=3D"none">
 </div><div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_25107" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0)=
 ;font-family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-=
 size:16px;background-color:transparent">display type: 4c434400<br clear=3D"=
 none">
 </div><div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_25108" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0)=
 ;font-family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-=
 size:16px;background-color:transparent">name: ATY, Jasper_a</div><div id=3D=
 "yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_25109" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&#3=
 9;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:16px;backgr=
 ound-color:transparent">
 compatible: ATY, Jasper</div><div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_25110" st=
 yle=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york=
 &#39;,times,serif;font-size:16px;background-color:transparent">address: bc0=
 8000</div>
 <div id=3D"yui_3_7_2_1_1380546431139_25111" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-=
 family:&#39;times new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:1=
 6px;background-color:transparent"><br clear=3D"none"></div><div id=3D"yui_3=
 _7_2_1_1380546431139_25112" style=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:&#39;time=
 s new roman&#39;,&#39;new york&#39;,times,serif;font-size:16px;background-c=
 olor:transparent">
 there is plenty of hex output, let me know if you need anything more (if th=
 e device i selected is the correct one).</div></div>

 --047d7b4724a27dfa5f04e7d3229d--

From: Sevan Janiyan <venture37@geeklan.co.uk>
To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
Cc: 
Subject: Re: port-macppc/48255 Unreadable console output when netbooting
 macppc
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 02:57:24 +0100

 This issue was resolved by defining RADEONFB_ALWAYS_ACCEL_PUTCHAR option
 in kernel and is set by default in GENERIC kernel config in -HEAD. Note
 this along with radeonfb were disabled in netbsd-8 as radeonfb causes
 different issues with newer r9550 chipset graphics cards found in later
 model system (specifically the last gen ibook g4s)


 Sevan

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