u-boot to display

Hi!

is it possible to have the u-boot prompt at the Beagleboard DVI output? I have an application where serial connection is not possible however DVI display and a USB keyboard are present.

Hi!

is it possible to have the u-boot prompt at the Beagleboard DVI output? I
have an application where serial connection is not possible however DVI
display and a USB keyboard are present.

If you look at some of the old versions of u-boot [1], you'll find
they configure the DVI-D to output color bars. That can be used as a
basis for enabling a full display. I'm not aware of anyone who has
enabled a console in u-boot for BeagleBoard.

[1] http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/BeagleboardRevCValidationv2

A tiny bit of research and it seems u-boot mainline has support for
the video interfaces on both BeagleBoard [2] and BeagleBone [3].

Further, both seem to have USB drivers in the tree [4]. This should
enable you to access a keyboard.

Seems like a small amount of integration should allow you to enable a
console. I'd love to see something like that enabled upstream.

[2] http://git.denx.de/?p=u-boot.git;a=blob;f=drivers/video/omap3_dss.c
[3] http://git.denx.de/?p=u-boot.git;a=blob;f=drivers/video/da8xx-fb.c
[4] http://git.denx.de/?p=u-boot.git;a=tree;f=drivers/usb/musb

Hi Jason!

thanks a lot! Give me a few days to investigate it

Max