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Old 10-25-2003, 11:28 AM   #1
kpenrod
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Video garbage characters on RH9 boot


I recently installed RedHat 9 on a system with a FIC PAG2130 motherboard (build in video). When booting up I see the boot messages on the screen to a certain point then garbage characters appear all over the screen (like the video doesn't understand the character set). After awhile I get the RH GUI screen and everything runs fine. Anyone have any suggestions? I suspect something in the boot sequence needs to be tweaked.

Ken

P.S. I'm new at Linux. This is my first installation.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:19 PM   #2
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Sounds like your MB has leapt off the bridge.....
Just kidding When precisely does this occur, before or after the system attempts to boot to the CD ?? (or floppy)

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Old 10-25-2003, 05:26 PM   #3
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I installed Linux for the 1st time yesterday, fiddled around with it a bit, knew i like it (alrdy before i installed it, MicroCrap has just pissed me off too much...i pretty much master windoza really...)

But now im having some problems...same as described here, but for me it came after installing nvidias latest drivers and then while trying to enter graphical interface( I boot into command line as default)...and for me the screen with those carbage characters just stay on...checked log files, everything seemed to be ok...

My mobo is chaintech 7vjl1, and video card is gf2mx200/64mb
 
Old 10-26-2003, 08:33 AM   #4
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Thumbs up

Anyone doesnt notice the topic, or just dont know the answer ?

Eheh, most likely away for weekend i guess, but thought such an issue cant slide without fix to 2nd page
 
Old 10-26-2003, 01:06 PM   #5
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Fixed the problem

Well, I fixed my problem.... bought a new ESC K7VTA3 v.8 motherboard with an Athlon XP 2000+ CPU and an NVidia GeForce 2 MX video card. Just booted from Redhat boot diskette, made configuration changes, and booted up just fine. While watching the boot sequence the problem appeared to occur when Linux tried to load the default font. My motherboard had caching of video ram enabled so turning that off might have helped had I tried it.

But, hey... an XP 2000+ is far better than my old AMD K5 500Mhz system any day.

Thanks for the response.

Ken
 
Old 10-26-2003, 02:49 PM   #6
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I read somewhere that the "garbage characters" happen with some chipsets--but if everything works--they said to ignore it.

I ran into those posts when researching screen artifacts on my old linux box with a savage2000 video card. Never did find the cure for that except to force the screen to be redrawn when I get annoyed.

If everything works (on the console)and the stuff annoys you type in the command clear. That flushes the buffer.

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