|Summary:||boot disk causes screen blanking|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||bperkins|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-04-21 12:01:59 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description bperkins 1999-08-23 17:41:34 UTC
I received an eamil from a user with an Olivetti Xana 53-120 ( Pentium 120) which does not like the loadlin.sys based boot disk supplied with redhat 6.0. After loading the initrd, the monitor goes blank and goes into power saving mode. It seems as though the machine might still be booting after it goes blank, but it's hard to say ( I'm only in email contact) I created a lilo based boot disk image, which solved the problem. I have additional system info (/proc/pci /proc/cpuinfo /var/log/messages) if needed.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-23 18:34:59 UTC
Try booting with 'apm=off'.
Comment 2 bperkins 1999-08-24 20:21:59 UTC
No dice. Smae behavior. It's got other problesm too, such as really slow IDE, which seems to be baffling the best of the Linux-kernel mailing list.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-24 14:00:59 UTC
Did this get any better with the 6.1 release? Trying to clean up old bug reports and came across this one.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2000-04-21 12:01:59 UTC
Closing this bug out due to lack of activity.