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Re: New per subarch 2.4.22 powerpc kernels, please test.

On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 07:49:55PM -0400, Nathanael Hasbrouck wrote:
> > > > 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. :^)

Nope, it is good to get confirmation, i will go and investigate.


Sven Luther

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