Re: Console corrupted during boot in 2.6.8, will it be included in Sarge?
Just following up #268352. I suspect there is a connection: same chipset.
Are you using radeonfb (even statically compiled)?
Did you try vesa framebuffer?
Are your laptop a SXVGA one or not (i.e. capable of 1400x1050)?
What's the output of fbset after initialization?
Did you try to switch back to console from X?
On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 06:24:19PM +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-08-27 at 11:48, Norbert Tretkowski wrote:
> > * Svante Signell wrote:
> > > I have a problem with the 2.6.x, x>4 kernels when booting my Dell
> > > Inspiron 4100 laptop. When the console output during boot switches
> > > from 24 lines on the screen to a much higher number of lines, the
> > > font colors appears to be set to black on black background or the
> > > console is corrupted.
> The change of console mode is triggered by a screen blanking: The
> output after this starts with fsck something (for a normal boot). The
> messages are not able to see from the screen ouput since it scrolls away,
> and not all screen outputs are logged in the logfiles.
> > Which graphic chip is used in your Dell?
> lspci -v:
> 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
> (prog-if 00 [VGA])
> Subsystem: Dell: Unknown device 00e4
> Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, stepping, 66MHz, medium
> devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
> Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
> I/O ports at c000 [size=256]
> Memory at fcff0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
> Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
> Capabilities:  AGP version 2.0
> Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
> > > Since the release of Sarge is imminent, it would be bad if this
> > > happens to other people with Dell laptops.
> > The default kernel for sarge is 2.4, 2.6 will be shipped too.
> > OK
> > > For now I can cope by using 2.4.x series kernels (2.4.27 is default
> > > I beleive) but sooner or later I will change to a 2.6-series kernel
> > > too. Advantages would be e.g. to have alsa and lm-sensors kernel
> > > modules included, without having to download them (2.4.26) or build
> > > them (2.4.27).
> > There are precompiled modules for i2c and lm-sensors for 2.4 kernels.
> OK good to hear. Any alsa modules for 2.4.27?
> > Norbert
Francesco P. Lovergine