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Old 11-13-2004, 08:18 PM   #1
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Help, no CLI at boot! Just a black screen, can still type though, just can't see text


I sort of got a weird, but urgent situation here. I compiled and installed the 2.6.9 kernel, my first compilation ever. When I reboot I can still choose my original Slack 10 2.4.26 kernel, and my new 2.6.9. When I boot the 2.6.9 I get absolutely no dmesg scrolling by, just a flashing cursor in the lower left of my monitor. After my hard drive stops spinning, I thought let me type my username and password anyway, so I did, then typed startx and Whammo! KDE loads. I can't see what I am typing, no text whatsoever intil KDE loads to the desktop. What is wrong here? Do I have to reconfigure the kernel in the video section for something or another?. I chose the 486 processor, and also prior to that had the PIII chose and it did the same thing.
My chipset is Intel 815 on an ASUS mobo, PIII Tualatin processor, ATI 9800XT, Audigy 2 ZS. Any ideas to solve this problem?
 
Old 11-13-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
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Recompile. Add framebuffer support.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 08:36 PM   #3
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As shilo said, it's a problem with framebuffer support, take a look here to see how to enable it: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=2
 
Old 11-13-2004, 10:25 PM   #4
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Thanks folks, everything seems to work fine now, but when I boot my 2.4.26 kernel, the text that scrolls by is about this size, now however when I boot my new 2.6.9 kernel the text is about this big!this big! even bigger actually, is there any way to make it smaller?
 
Old 11-14-2004, 02:22 AM   #5
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From memory (which isn't so hot), after frame buffer, select vesa frame buffer. Lilo should already be set, since things are working well for your other kernel. Just recompile (again ) and add vesa framebuffer after generic framebuffer. There are other ways, depending on your video card, but that should work for most.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 08:22 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by shilo
(again )
 
Old 11-14-2004, 08:35 AM   #7
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All that is already enabled according to my kernel.config file............
# 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 is not set
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
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=y
CONFIG_FB_RADEON_I2C=y
CONFIG_FB_RADEON_DEBUG=y
# 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_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y
# CONFIG_FONTS is not set
CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y

#
# Logo configuration
#
CONFIG_LOGO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_MONO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_VGA16=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_CLUT224=y

Any ideas now?
 
Old 11-14-2004, 08:38 AM   #8
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Here is my lilo.conf........

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# 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
# End LILO global section
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hdb1
label = Linux-2.6.9
read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz-ide-2.4.26
root = /dev/hdb1
label = Linux-2.4.26
read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
 
Old 11-14-2004, 11:59 AM   #9
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Anyone?
 
Old 11-14-2004, 01:20 PM   #10
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To temporary sort that change in lilo.conf to vga=normal.
Double check the config in the kernel (try using the same ones, exactly).
If you still have problems make a search on this forums, it's been discussed a lot.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 01:57 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by gbonvehi

Double check the config in the kernel (try using the same ones, exactly).
What do you mean? I don't understand, check what? I did search the forums but could not find anything to change the start-up text, if that is what it is called.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 04:10 PM   #12
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Code:
diff /usr/src/linux-2.4.26/.config /usr/src/linux-2.6.9/.config
That will list all of the differences between your two kernels. Somewhere in there is the answer you are looking for. Of course, depending on how much you tweaked things, the list can be pretty long.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 06:18 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Slovak
Here is my lilo.conf........

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
...snipped
where did you get that "vga = 773" value? what about for res higher than 1024x768?
 
  


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