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Re: blank boot up screen in OldWolrd WallStreet

Does it work fine if you boot first into MacOS and then launch BootX?

If so, then check the archives. I have had this problem ever since I Linux'd my OldWorld 8500 back in 2000.

As I recall, direct booting required some specific firmware settings--and an external TTY (or emulator) was required. At that point I gave up trying to boot directly into Linux.

FWIW that 8500 is still alive and kickin! It's proven to be more stable than the power grid.

On Thursday, October 14, 2004, at 03:37 PM, Jens Schmalzing wrote:


Mauricio Hernandez Z. writes:

That was my 1st thought too but I had already set it.


Then it is possible that for some reason the console is showing you
black text on black background.

I have attached my .config just in case.

Build the accelerated driver for your graphics card into the kernel,
by setting CONFIG_FB, CONFIG_FB_OF (as a fallback), and CONFIG_FB_ATY
to y.  You can discard all the other framebuffer drivers.  Pass
video=atyfb to the kernel in the command line.  If it doesn't work out
of the box, play around with different settings of the framebuffer

Regards, Jens.

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