Bug 86284

Summary: blank screen on installing on laptop with ATI videocard
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jos van den Oever <jos.vandenoever>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Hardware: i686   
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Description Jos van den Oever 2003-03-18 21:08:31 UTC
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Description of problem:
When installing Phoebe, either via bootdisk.img or boot.iso, the screen goes
blank at some point. The computer is still working. Hitting the keyboard or the
mouse causes things to happen. The problem is in the configuration of the
framebuffer. I've encountered it while compiling my own kernels. Can't remember
the exact settings though.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

- insert CD or floppy
- press enter upon prompt (i've tried several arguments to no avail)
- the kernel boots and shows nice verbose output until...

Actual Results:  the screen goes blank: no installation possible unless one
wrote the installer and knows what to type by heart

Expected Results:  the screen should give menus enabling an installation.

Additional info:

droev157:~ # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)
00:08.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
00:08.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01)
00:09.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics WinModem 56k (rev 01)
00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1969 Solo-1 Audiodrive
(rev 02)
**** 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M
AGP 2x (rev 64)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:39 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/