Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 377911
Cannot read boot text
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:10:38 EST
Description of problem:
When my machine starts up, there are details of the boot process scrolling in
text form. However, the text font is about point size 100, so I can read about
the first couple of letters. Thus, I have no idea what issues it is having. This
needs to be fixed immediately!!!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start computer
font size 100pt
font size 12pt
Is this after RHGB starts (the graphical mode that starts up after the GRUB menu
and "Welcome to Fedora"), or before that? Have you tried adding 'quiet' to the
boot line in GRUB?
Hmmm, I'm not very advance and I don't know what it means to add "quiet" to the
boot line in GRUB. However, it's after the mouse appears and something starts
circling it, but that's before X has started. I don't understand that, but I
know that's the case because I once had a situation where my X never started but
I had the mouse pointer with the circling blue thing. Does that help at all?
This sounds like an rhgb bug. (The kernel doesn't have a mouse pointer)
Do you attach your /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?
What kind of display is hooked up? Is it a TV or projector of some sort?
I have the same problem on a freshly installed Toshiba A-100 laptop. The font
used by rhgb is so large that only a handful of letters fit on the screen (the
built-in 1280x800 LCD). Video is Intel 945.
I have the opposite problem with rhgb when attaching my machine to a full-HD
capable television: the font is extremely tiny, about 3pt maybe, and thus
unreadable. I connect the TV using a Nvidia graphics card (with proprietary
driver) and DVI/HDMI. The resolution is 1920x1080i (it's interlaced because the
TV is unable to show 1080p).
When connecting the same machine to a standard 1280x1024 TFT via DVI, everything
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