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Old 12-15-2004, 10:37 PM   #1
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compile kernel, black screen on init scripts

Not new to compiling kernels, done it plenty of times, but I'm getting frustrated here. I compile kernel, reboot, and it loads fine, but as soon as it loads kernel and goes to run init stuff, screen just goes blank. I can tell everything is still going b/c I hear drives churning, but just black on screen. I'm guess it must have something to do with console driver perhaps, but I can't see what the heck is wrong. Any ideas?
Old 12-16-2004, 04:58 AM   #2
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I'd say you don't have the right filesystem support enabled in the kernel.........

IE..........ext2, ext3, reiserfs.......etc
Old 12-16-2004, 07:52 AM   #3
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don't know the exact prob., but it has to do with frame-buffer support in the kernel.

there are more threads about this prob, maybe do a search on "frame buffer " or so...

Old 12-17-2004, 12:24 PM   #4
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Probably framebuffer problem. Try passing "vga=normal" to kernel at startup.


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