Bug 4671

Summary: boot disk causes screen blanking
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: bperkins
Component: installerAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 6.0   
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Hardware: i386   
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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

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.