Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90113
RH9 Installer hangs: graphics card
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am trying to upgrade from RH 8.0 to 9.
I boot from Shrike CD-Rom 1 (downloaded and self-burned: checked the md5sums:
they match exactly) and get to the boot: prompt. No matter which option I enter
(even "text" or "lowres") the following happens.
The linux kernel is uncompressed, etc. and the normal amounts of initial text
scroll by. Then the screen goes completely white and slowly blackens from top
left to bottom right pixel by pixel. Hitting space or enter after while prompts
some CD reading so it seems to be just a video card issue.
Same thing happens when booting from floppy.
Didn't have this problem with anaconda in RH 8.
My video card: SiS 630.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from installation CD or floppy
2.Enter any option at the boot: prompt (even noprobe)
3.Watch and wait (not for very long)
Actual Results: Kernel loads, etc. then screen goes white and slowly black and
that's all she wrote
Expected Results: I should see the first installer screen displayed.
Archtec IPC laptop with SiS chipset. SiS 630 video card.
Try adding 'nofb' to the boot command line.
It works this way! Thanks
Good to hear. Some cards do not work in the framebuffer mode.