RE: Sarge install on Orldworld was successfull, but minor quirks
from: Christian Walther [mailto:email@example.com]
sent: Wed 05/08/24 05:01
subject: Sarge install on Orldworld was successfull, but minor quirks
- While booting the machine I see the Tux-Logo, but no boot message.
Instead, there is a small area on the left side below the logo, where
colored dots are moving upwards. Between the logo and this area, there
is a really small, blinking cursor. Output starts when the system
configures the console, on first boot this means when the charset is
set, on every following boot the first output I see is the login
I also have had similar symptoms with my setup - which is an 8500, also
with a G3 upgrade card, and an ATI Mach 64-bit card. At first I thought
I was missing compiled in fonts or something similar. But when I tried
to play with the BootX options, I would get a distorted logo, and text
that would be severely mangled and unreadable ... This is also with an
upstream 2.6.12 kernel ...
I have not be able to get any console activity at all, either with fbset
or otherwise. 2.4 works fine, as does X. But the boot text is "mildly"
Might just be some weird combo of Old World Macs, ATI cards and the G3