Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4671
boot disk causes screen blanking
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
I received an eamil from a user with an Olivetti Xana
53-120 ( Pentium 120) which does not like the loadlin.sys
based boot disk supplied with redhat 6.0. After loading the
initrd, the monitor goes blank and goes into power saving
mode. It seems as though the machine might still be booting
after it goes blank, but it's hard to say ( I'm only in
I created a lilo based boot disk image, which solved the
I have additional system info (/proc/pci /proc/cpuinfo
/var/log/messages) if needed.
Try booting with 'apm=off'.
No dice. Smae behavior. It's got other problesm too, such as really
slow IDE, which seems to be baffling the best of the Linux-kernel
Did this get any better with the 6.1 release? Trying to clean up old bug
reports and came across this one.
Closing this bug out due to lack of activity.