Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 141929
Screen cleared prematurely
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:15 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.3; Linux) (KHTML, like Gecko)
Description of problem:
During the process of running init.d scripts something clears the screen. See the picture at the location mentioned above.
This does not happen on all systems installed from this version of this product.
It does happen all the time on this computer installed with this kickstart file.
I do not know whether it is specific to this combination of hardware.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Take your HP Vectra
2. Install AS using my kickstart file
Actual Results: Top of screen blanked
Expected Results: Boot messages to stay in place until the startup process is complete.
[root@Kinkajou ~]# /sbin/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 02)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G100 [Productiva] AGP (rev 02)
[root@Kinkajou ~]# uname -r
This comes from setting the console font.
It doesn't happen on my hardware, but I have a possible explanation.
Is the screen still cleared if you change the default font
in /etc/sysconfig/i18n (SYSFONT=) to a font with height other than 16?
Please try using the "drdos8x8" font, maybe also "drdos8x14".
Please reopen this report if you can provide the requested data.