Re: Screen corruption on startup 2.4.0-test7

From: David Benfell (
Date: Sun Sep 03 2000 - 11:19:15 EST

On Sun, Sep 03, 2000 at 08:52:59AM -0400, James Simmons wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Sep 2000, David Benfell wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I've seen this with earlier versions, starting on my old laptop, a
> > Compaq Presario 1250. But I'm now in the interesting position that my
> > only access to the machine is via ssh. This is what I saw when I
> > booted:
> >
> > U
> > LILO boot:
> > Loading 2.4.0-test7..........
> > Uncompr g L.L Ok, booting the k#ke
> >
> > The "U" is actually a flashing green U. And the hash mark is really a
> > musical note character. It finished booting, but with no further
> > display, and I can still see the above. There is no visible response
> > to the keyboard.
> What video driver are you using? Fbcon or vgacon? If Fbcon which fbdev
> driver in particular?
This would be vgacon, having never figured out if it's even possible
to get framebuffers working on the machine.

Also, the normal power-saving/screen-saving function of blanking the
screen is not working.

David Benfell
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