Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112432
Installer fails to init SiS630 in text or graphics mode
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:00:44 EDT
Description of problem:
When booting from CD or disk, installer starts normally, loads
vmlinuz, initrd, inits ide, and starts installprogramm. After that
laptop screen is blank. After enabling output for external screen
on monitor: blue text-screen with some colored areas (char background
is green with white '|' on it.
PC is a Gericom PIII Coppermine with SiS-Chipset (630 for graphics)
Bug is reproducible with:
linux text lowres
linux res=1024x768 (my actual screen resolution)
Some combinations of 'text', 'vga=off', 'novga', 'noprobe', 'noddc'
tested but not sucessful.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert install CDROM
No usable text or graphics output
don't know (not seen yet)
Does booting with 'linux nofb' help?
Thanks, nofb worked fine!