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Old 04-14-2005, 06:33 PM   #1
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Question Boot logo but no text

Hi everyone,

I've recently upgraded my kernel to 2.6 and used the debian boot logo. However my boot logo is a little odd. The screen is definetly in the res I want, with a decent level of colours, but only the debian logo shows - no text - which is obviously a pain.

I *did* compile in VGA 8x8 font and VGA 8x16 font and have tried vesa and vesafb. Both give me the debian logo but no text.

I'm not sure where to head next with this one, any ideas?

(I have posted this in the Debian forum, but have had little luck with a reply, so hopefully, as this is not strictly a debian issue, someone here can helpe me!)

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Old 04-14-2005, 07:22 PM   #2
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What bootloader are you using?
When you say "no text" is showing, do you mean the boot messages that scroll by when booting?
Does your bootloader show a progress bar instead?

The only thing I can think of to check is your bootloader config file. Check the kernel line. Does is say something like: splash=silent (or something equivalent). If so, change it to splash=verbose (at least, that what works in grubs config file).
Old 04-14-2005, 08:03 PM   #3
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I'm using grub and have it used the video and vga options on the kernel line.

video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=0x317

By text, ues I mean the boot messages. The bootloader simply shows the debian logo. I believe it should show the debian logo *and* the messages.

Splash is not mentioned on the kernel line. I'll try it with splash=verbose...

I'm assuming that since I see the debian logo, the video and vga options are correct.


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