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SubjectRe: KERNEL BUG: console not working in linux
Gianluca Anzolin wrote:
>
> Hello
> sorry if I'm mailing this twice, but there is a kernel bug in
> linux 2.2 and linux 2.4. Linux 2.0 is not affected. I tested also
> FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows 95 and DOS and they all work.
>
> The problem is that linux doesn't find the video card: after
> lilo has loaded the kernel the screen becomes black. The system boots
> regularily but the screen stays black forever.
>
> In this PC I haven't configured any framebuffer and there isn't
> X Window. The video card is a TRIDENT 9660 and it is integrated on the
> mainboard.
>
> I tried to access the system via ssh and I tried to issue the
> lspci -xvv command. You can find the output (along with the output of
> pciconf -l from FreeBSD) on http://www.gest.unipd.it/~iig0573/lspci.txt
> lspci can't find the video card; FreeBSD finds it on 0:9.0
>
> I tried then to boot with pci=direct, bios & conf1 (as somebody
> told me) but anything changed. I tried also vga framebuffer and to pass
> the vga=ask argument to the kernel. Nothing changed.
>
> With vga=ask the system asks to choose a video mode. The system
> can also scan all the video modes of the card. But if I choose any of
> them the screen becomes black. After some investigation I think the
> problem is in arch/i386/boot/video.S but I haven't the skills to debug &
> solve.
>
> Please, help me, I really hope to use linux on this PC...
> otherwise I must use something else.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Gianluca
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Are you sure you have enabled virtual terminal and console support in
character devices, and vga text console in console drivers?

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