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From: Pierre Letouzey <Pierre.Letouzey@lri.fr>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: kernel 2.6.0-test1 refuses to boot on a PC with AMD Athlon XP 1800+ (another one)
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 21:53:42 +0200 (MEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0308012123510.7082-100000@lri> (raw)


Hello all

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For the impatients: you may want to try kernel option "video=vga16:off"
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I have also suffered this blank screen probleme after
"Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel "
on a Compaq Evo N800c laptop.

After tests and checkings I am pretty sure that in my case:

* It was not related to the misconfiguration issue mentionned in
http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/post-halloween-2.5.txt
Yes, my config file contained:
CONFIG_VT=y
CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_INPUT=y

* It was not related with the processor type in .config, as suggested by
Herbert Potzl on this list.

I found this "video=vga16:off" solution by chance after heavy mail-list
archive browsing. I do not really understand what this tricks does, but it
certainly makes my laptop boot ok (in old text console, but I don't care).
Seems like something broken concerning my radeon and console graphics in
2.6. I will do some more testing before submitting a proper bug-report.

Hope that this can help some of you...

Pierre Letouzey

Details of my hardware:
 Compaq Evo N800c
 CPU P-IV (M) 1,8Go
 Chipset Intel 82845
 ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
 RAM 775 MB
 HDD 30 GB


             reply	other threads:[~2003-08-01 19:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-08-01 19:53 Pierre Letouzey [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2003-07-25  6:55 kernel 2.6.0-test1 refuses to boot on a PC with AMD Athlon XP 1800+ Manjunathan Padua Yellappan
2003-07-25  7:14 ` kernel 2.6.0-test1 refuses to boot on a PC with AMD Athlon XP 1800+ (another one) Catalin BOIE
2003-07-25 12:31   ` Herbert Pötzl
2003-07-25 12:36     ` Catalin BOIE
2003-07-25 18:24       ` Diego Calleja García

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