Alpha onboard PCI VGA console color issue.

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Alpha onboard PCI VGA console color issue.

Sean Kennedy-5
Hello 'alpha' / 'misc'

Alpha console color question.

I got a DS20E 833 uniprocessor Alpha with onboard PCI VGA
( vga0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0 "3D Labs Oxygen GVX1" rev 0x01 )

Running 4.1-GENERIC and have seen this since oBSD 3.8 when I began running
oBSD on the unit.
(nearly 2 years ago, wow!)

OK my question is:

Is there any one else running OpenBSD on an alpha in VGA console mode with
wscons,
and have when in multi-user mode, the console running with a blue
background?
The Blue background is present in all wscons displays.

From MacPPC, and i386, Kernel Messages show up with Blue Background
highlighting, and the background is black with nominal grey test.
But on alpha, the background is always Blue, and may be triggered to black
when running some utilities like vi.

However even with the black background, the blue returns. and other
highlights (bold text) do not appear.

I would like to know in what direction I can look for the background color
settings when wscons sets up the displays. There may be an update for the
color palette that can be tested.

Any pointers would help.

-sean

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Re: Alpha onboard PCI VGA console color issue.

Matthieu Herrb-5
On 7/25/07, Sean Kennedy <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello 'alpha' / 'misc'
>
> Alpha console color question.
>
> I got a DS20E 833 uniprocessor Alpha with onboard PCI VGA
> ( vga0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0 "3D Labs Oxygen GVX1" rev 0x01 )
>
> Running 4.1-GENERIC and have seen this since oBSD 3.8 when I began running
> oBSD on the unit.
> (nearly 2 years ago, wow!)
>
> OK my question is:
>
> Is there any one else running OpenBSD on an alpha in VGA console mode with
> wscons,
> and have when in multi-user mode, the console running with a blue
> background?
> The Blue background is present in all wscons displays.
>
> From MacPPC, and i386, Kernel Messages show up with Blue Background
> highlighting, and the background is black with nominal grey test.
> But on alpha, the background is always Blue, and may be triggered to black
> when running some utilities like vi.
>
> However even with the black background, the blue returns. and other
> highlights (bold text) do not appear.
>
> I would like to know in what direction I can look for the background color
> settings when wscons sets up the displays. There may be an update for the
> color palette that can be tested.
>
> Any pointers would help.
>

This is a known bug in wscons on alpha with VGA cards that has not
been identified yet.