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Old 10-05-2004, 11:45 AM   #1
jonthelam
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Added boot menu, now monitor doesn't turn off


I recently added a nice looking boot bitmap for my slack system based off of shilo's how-to. Upon doing this, the system no longer shuts off my monitor after a period of time. Without the boot menu, it will do this, but once I implement this boot bitmap, the screen goes blank but does not put my monitor into standby mode. The only thing I changed for this is my lilo.conf file. I will post this as soon as I get access to my box.

Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
#message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 100
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
  reset
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
vga=769
map = /boot/map-bmp
install=/boot/boot-bmp.b
bitmap = /boot/lilo2.bmp
bmp-colors = 15,0,0;0,15,15
bmp-table = 478p,219p,1,15
bmp-timer= 575p,445p,0,15,15

# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda8
  label = Linux
  read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends

Last edited by jonthelam; 10-06-2004 at 12:43 AM.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:44 AM   #2
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Old 10-06-2004, 02:33 AM   #3
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What is the driver of your graphic card ?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 11:38 AM   #4
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ATI Mach 64. I don't think I installed any specific drivers for this card. Know where I can find driver info?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:11 PM   #5
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You can find driver infos in /var/log with the X logs and in /etc/X11 with the X config.

I suspect that memory of your video card is not cleaned when it pass boot step and free the graphic loaded by lilo, so it can cause problem with monitor as it is connected to it...

It is just an idea that comes in my mind at this time though
And for my part I'd disable the graphic in lilo as it seems fix the problem...
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:14 PM   #6
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Ok. when I change the setting in my lilo.conf file to "vga=normal", it works. But strangely enough it doesn't with any other VESA settings. I'm running only in console and was playing with different options for setterm last night but didn't come up with anything that worked until I set it back to vga=normal. Thanks for the help Cedrik.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:16 PM   #7
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If you use vesa driver for X, it is normal behaviour in my opinion, maybe you should try some ati drivers to run X in this case
 
  


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