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SubjectRe: 2.5.64bk3 no screen after Ok booting kernel
On 2003-03-09, Andrew Morton wrote:
>Jason Straight <jason@JeetKuneDoMaster.net> wrote:
>>
>> I get the usual loading kernel, uncompressing, booting.
>>
>> After it tells me it's booting the kernel I see no more screen activity at
>> all, but it is finishing the boot process. It does leave that text on the
>> screen, but nothing more.
>>
>> I don't have any odd type console like serial or paralell unless there's
>> something I mistakenly turned on.
>>
>
>You need to enable "Support for console on virtual terminal",
>aka CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE.

There may be more to this problem.

I have a 2.5.64bk3 kernel with CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y. It boots fine
on one P4 desktop computer, with regular output on the console.

On another desktop computer (a P3), I get no kernel printk's but user
level programs print their output. For example I see fsck print its
output. However, that computer system hangs after fsck apparently
finishes. The computer with the console problems under 2.5.64bk3
boots 2.5.64 and 2.5.64bk1 fine. I haven't tried 2.5.64bk2 yet.

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