Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 826591
Garbled console text on intel 82815
Last modified: 2013-02-22 18:53:03 EST
Description of problem:
Text on the console appears completely garbled immediately upon loading the kernel both with and without kernel-modesetting.
The vga is on an Intel desktop board:
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Product Name: (Fayetteville) D815EFVU
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82815 Chipset Graphics Controller (CGC) (rev 02)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Vanilla "desktop" install of Fedora 17 with kernel 3.3.7-1.fc17.i686.PAE
It works perfectly with FC16 and kernel 3.3.7-1.fc16.i686 (and grub1)
Despite being an Intel GPU there is currently no KMS support for 810/815 chips, so kernel modesetting isn't a factor here.
Do you still see this if you configure grub2 to boot with gfxpayload=text instead of gfxpayload=keep?
Yes. It's the same with both parameters.
Pointless to keep the bug open. Most probably will be or is already fixed in new kernels. Besides, I have no way to verify it anymore, because the hardware is since gone in hardware heaven... :)