Bug 4490 - vga16 frame buffer eats colour on bootup.
vga16 frame buffer eats colour on bootup.
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-08-12 09:26 EDT by matthew
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Description matthew 1999-08-12 09:26:26 EDT
I don't know much about this except it don't work. :)

The new 2.2.11 kernel includes a new 16 colour frame buffer
for the console that among other niceness gives a boot logo
to non-vesa2 compliant cards.  But at boot time it eats the
colours of the OK/WARNING/FAILURE messages from the init
scripts. Green comes out white - yellow and red come out
kinda brownish.

Actually even afer we've settled into a runlevel and have
logged into a VT the colours are still strange.  For insance
an "ls --color" shows the same brownish non-colours.

I don't think it can be anything serious becuase if I run
"reset" it all comes good. *Shurg*

Trivial bug - just a bit annoying.  Now I have to choose
which prettiness I like most. :)

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