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SubjectRe: Frame buffer problem in 2.2.11
On Sun, 15 Aug 1999, H.J. Lu wrote:

> I have updated to Linux 2.2.11 on RedHat 6.0. Everything seems ok,
> except for the kernel frame buffer in Linux 2.2.11 kernel. Now for
> each CPU, it draws a penguin at the top of screen. However, during the
> startup, the colors used in rc scripts for "[ OK ]" and "[ Failed ]"
> are all wrong. Now, green in "[ OK ]" is grey and red in "[ Failed ]"
> is brown.

I see that too, but only when using vga16fb. The problem, I think,
is that there aren't enough colours available to render the penguin
_and_ colourise the boot messages.

> The strange thing is after it goes into runlevel 3, the colors come
> back during shutdown. It seems that something happens from runlevel 1
> to runlevel 3, which fixes the color in the kernel frame buffer. Any
> ideas?

That's odd. Switching virtual consoles tends to get me back the usual
palette on tty1, though obviously that's not possible during the boot


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