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Bug 85029 - Grub does not load splashimage and corrupts the text rendering
Grub does not load splashimage and corrupts the text rendering
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2003-02-24 18:24 EST by Andreas Thienemann
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-02 00:44:43 EST
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Photo of corrupted kernel messages (14.44 KB, image/jpeg)
2003-02-24 18:27 EST, Andreas Thienemann
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Picture of corrupted text (36.87 KB, image/jpeg)
2003-02-24 18:34 EST, Andreas Thienemann
no flags Details

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Description Andreas Thienemann 2003-02-24 18:24:39 EST
Description of problem: The grub splashscreen with the menu does not show but a
empty black screen with a cursor blinking in the upper left corner is shown
instead (home position).

When the timeout hits the text on the screen is completely corrupted and the
kernel boot messages are illegible.

As soon as the kernel jumps to init however the videomode switches and the text
gets restored.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): grub-0.93-4

How reproducible: Always on this hardware.

Additional info: Commenting out the splashscreen line in /etc/grub.conf is a
workaround as the graphical bootmenu is not displayed and the videomode gets not
switched into b0rken mode.

The videoadapter is an older 16bit ISA card from Video Seven. Model 1024I Plus.
Comment 1 Andreas Thienemann 2003-02-24 18:27:55 EST
Created attachment 90334 [details]
Photo of corrupted kernel messages
Comment 2 Andreas Thienemann 2003-02-24 18:30:52 EST
Comment on attachment 90334 [details]
Photo of corrupted kernel messages

Sorry, wrong picture
Comment 3 Andreas Thienemann 2003-02-24 18:34:40 EST
Created attachment 90336 [details]
Picture of corrupted text

correct picture this time
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-02 00:44:43 EST
Unfortunately, I'm guessing that your video adapter just doesn't properly
support vga16.  And fixing things like this for ancient video cards that aren't
really supported isn't likely to happen (although patches would be accepted). 
Workaround is to just comment out the splashimage directive in grub.conf.

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