Re: Screen corruption on startup 2.4.0-test7

From: David Benfell (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 22:32:47 EST

On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 04:13:50PM -0400, James Simmons wrote:
> > > 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.
> Vgacon !!! Have you tried putting that video card in another machine and
> testing the same kernel? Trust me. When I was a sys admin the first thing
> we did was swap hardware into another machine to see if it was a hardware
> problem.
This is a laptop. The video chipset is Neomagic 2160. The problem
reappeared with a reboot but disappeared when I went back to 2.2.16.

I've built 2.2.17 for it but haven't gotten around to rebooting it to
see how that goes.

David Benfell
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