Re: New per subarch 2.4.22 powerpc kernels, please test.
> > What is this no-video-driver stuff ?
There is a checkbox in BootX labeled 'No Video Driver'. This
causes append="video=ofonly" to be added to the boot parameters.
For the 2.4 kernels, at least on my box, I need _not_ to have
> that boot parameter, where for the 2.2 kernels I did.
So, you mean that when booting with video=ofonly, it does not work with
2.4, while it was necessary on 2.2 kernels ? This should be rather a
progress, altough i wonder why it does not work with ofonly.
I assume that this is fairly prevailent behavior regardless, but
FWIW, it's similar here (7600/G3 450). If I use novideo (2.4.18 from
woody), linux still boots, but doesn't seem to take control of the
video hardware and I have to log in and reboot while looking at a
MacOS startup splash-screen. (Note: booting to runlevel 2 currently,
and haven't felt like trying startx while I can't see. :)
Curiously enough, booting kernel 2.2.20 (also from Woody) _with *or*
without_ the 'No Video Driver' checked boots fine, X/KDE, work fine,
etc. in my limited test. (Still in MacOS a lot, haven't got modem
working from linux yet.) I gather that this is slightly odd behavior
for BootX? I don't know if maybe the 'Force Video Settings' box set
in the options does anything.
Hope I'm helpful, and not just confusing things. :^)
i know that i am crazy, so i don't really have
to ask, but i like to have my own diagnosis checked
every once in a while, seeing as i am crazy and my
self-diagnosis may well be wrong. - Catherine Vigne