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Old 12-11-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
jking614
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No grub 'load' screen


When i boot my computer up and it should be going to the grub loading screen to choose and Operating system I get nothing but a blank screen and a blinking cursor. Now when i hit enter it skips the 30 seconds i have set and loads gentoo. While my system is still working fine I would like to get this figured out since im new to linux and the more i learn the better off i will be. i'll post some configs that might be pertinent

nforce2 chipset
nvidia geforce4 ti 4200

grub.conf
Code:
# default listing
default 0
# how many seconds to wait before loading default
timeout 30
# splash image
splashimage=(hda0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.9-gentoo-r9

root (hd0,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.9-gentoo-r9 root=/dev/hda3 vga=773
kernel .config
Code:
#
# Graphics support
#
CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_MODE_HELPERS=y
# CONFIG_FB_CIRRUS is not set
# CONFIG_FB_PM2 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_CYBER2000 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_ASILIANT is not set
# CONFIG_FB_IMSTT is not set
CONFIG_FB_VGA16=y
# CONFIG_FB_VESA is not set
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y
# CONFIG_FB_HGA is not set
# CONFIG_FB_RIVA is not set
# CONFIG_FB_I810 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_MATROX is not set
# CONFIG_FB_RADEON_OLD is not set
# CONFIG_FB_RADEON is not set
# CONFIG_FB_ATY128 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_ATY is not set
# CONFIG_FB_SIS is not set
# CONFIG_FB_NEOMAGIC is not set
# CONFIG_FB_KYRO is not set
# CONFIG_FB_3DFX is not set
# CONFIG_FB_VOODOO1 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_TRIDENT is not set
# CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL is not set

#
# Console display driver support
#
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
# CONFIG_MDA_CONSOLE is not set
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
# CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE is not set

#
# Logo configuration
#
CONFIG_LOGO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_MONO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_VGA16=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_CLUT224=y
 
Old 12-11-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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Hi,

Wow - this is just about the clearest and most well-described request for help I have seen in a while!

My advice would be to comment out the line relating to 'splashimage' in grub.conf, and see if that fixes things. I have fiddled around with splash images quite a bit and my only conclusion is that some image files just don't work, even if they are supplied with the distro and conform to all the requirements. If you can spot the pattern then please let me know!

HTH - TIM
 
Old 12-11-2004, 08:12 PM   #3
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Oh, and by the way the kernel framebuffer support is entirely irrelevant as the kernel is not loaded when GRUB is showing the menu. However, the idea is that the bootsplash theme continues the GRUB splashimage theme for a cool professional look - are you getting the framebuffered console during the kernel loading to work at all?

Just curious, as I never got this set up myself,

TIM
 
Old 12-12-2004, 09:32 AM   #4
jking614
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commenting out the splashimage screen did work. thanks! however im at work now so i'll check on the rest when i get but i do know that i could get any vga=xxx to work but video=1024x768-30@85 does work fine i had changed the vga= after i posted this msg that is why its still in the grub.conf
 
Old 12-12-2004, 10:23 PM   #5
jking614
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well i figured out why the splashscreen wouldnt load
Code:
splashimage=(hda0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
needed to be
Code:
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz


but as far as getting framebuffered during the console, no. I believe im correct by posting this but im still a noob, my dmesg shows
Code:
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1280x1024-32@85 splash=silent,theme:emergence
fbsplash: silent
fbsplash: theme emergence

------some lines removed-------

Console: colour VGA+ 80x25

------some lines removed-------

lp: driver loaded but no devices found
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
vga16fb: initializing
vga16fb: mapped to 0xc00a0000
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x30
fbsplash: console 0 using theme 'emergence'
fb0: VGA16 VGA frame buffer device
fbset
Code:
mode "640x480-59"
    # D: 25.176 MHz, H: 31.469 kHz, V: 59.489 Hz
    geometry 640 480 640 480 4
    timings 39721 48 16 39 8 96 2
    rgba 6/0,6/0,6/0,0/0
endmode
now with what fbset gives me, it leads me to believe the line video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1280x1024-32@85 in my grub.conf is doing absolutly nothing. so i think im gonna give up on getting that to work and live my crapy 640x480 console

i've also tried vesafb and vesab-tng in configing my kernel and proceed to get the same error

unless anyone has some more suggestions

Last edited by jking614; 12-12-2004 at 10:26 PM.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 12:56 PM   #6
jking614
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Quote:
Originally posted by avarus
Oh, and by the way the kernel framebuffer support is entirely irrelevant as the kernel is not loaded when GRUB is showing the menu. However, the idea is that the bootsplash theme continues the GRUB splashimage theme for a cool professional look - are you getting the framebuffered console during the kernel loading to work at all?

Just curious, as I never got this set up myself,

TIM
after messing around last night for an hour or two i got framebuffering to work in my console. what i did was bootup with the livecd and did a dmesg to see what some of the settings were. I dont know if i can be of much help but i cant post my new config files later if u want, im at work now and have class later and they block ssh connections at work =/. lemme know if u want to see the config files at all.
 
  


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