Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157717
Constat screen flickering (several times per second) on install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:06 EST
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Description of problem:
I have tried with a FC4test3 DVD and a FC4test3 cd1 and both make my ACER 1356LCi notebook (AMD 2800+ mobile processor with ATI 9200 radeon) screen flicker constantly (several on/off cycles a second). This is not present in the initial FC boot options screen, but present after the next phase. Both cd and dvd failed the media check, but I didn't see any errors on either boot. Checksum was ok for the dvd before I burnt it. If you think my media is bad, please let me know and I'll run a md5 check and burn another cd or dvd.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Screen flickers after initial boot screen.
Expected Results: No flicker.
I was able to burn another media and this time it passed the media check. Still
flickering. Maby this is not such a priority since you can still see what's
Does booting with 'linux nofb' help?
Yes, that solves it. Thank you.
Your hardware doesn't properly support the vga16fb text mode we use to support
CJK locales :(