Slackware 14.0 - Framebuffer Console Causes Hang on Boot (?)
I just installed Slackware 14.0 on a machine and am having a problem with the framebuffer console causing hangs in the boot process. I am running the generic 3.2.29-smp kernel provided with the 14.0 installation. /etc/lilo.conf sets vga = 773.
The hang happens early on in the boot sequence, occurring almost immediately after the switch to framebuffer graphics happens. The last few lines of boot messages that I see are
Here's the really strange part: if I start the system with vga=normal, reboot the system by running /sbin/reboot, and then don't pass vga=normal at the boot prompt, the framebuffer console loads up and the system starts just fine. The problem only occurs when the machine is started from a completely powered-down state.
This suggests to me that the problem is not necessarily framebuffer-related, though I haven't a clue what else it could be. I took a look at the /etc/rc.d/rc.6 shutdown script (which I have not modified from that provided with the default installation) but did not see anything obvious.
I did not experience this issue when running Slackware 13.37 on the same machine.
As a final note, disabling kernel modesetting (which has often resolved graphics-related issues for me in the past) has not helped me here.
I would be grateful for any suggestions that anyone might have regarding this problem. Thank you very much in advance for your time!
Have you tried it without the vga= option (which is deprecated anyways with KMS enabled drivers) and set the resolution you want with the video= option?
I'll mark this as solved. Thank you for your help!
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