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    SubjectRe: 2.6.21-rc1: framebuffer/console boot failure
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    On Sat, 2007-02-24 at 23:00 +0000, Andrew Nelless wrote:
    > On Sat, February 24, 2007 11:09 am, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > >
    > > Presumably this regression was caused by the ACPI merge. Are you able to
    > > capture the dmesg output from the 2.6.20-rc1 boot? netconsole might be useful here, thanks.
    > >
    >
    > I've confirmed a few things:
    >
    > 1) 2.6.21-rc1 actually will boot intermittently.
    > 2) pci=noacpi always allows 2.6.21-rc1 to boot.
    > 2) 2.6.20 always boots.
    > 3) There doesn't seem to be a pattern (that I can tell) between booting and not booting,
    > although it'll now boot more often than not (It seemed very much t'other way around yesterday)
    > 4) When 2.6.21-rc1 doesn't boot ('Boot'? Am i using the right term here? hmm...) nothing is
    > sent across netconsole at all.
    > 5) Netconsole is useful.
    >
    > I've uploaded all the dmesg output i've managed to capture here:
    > http://homepage.ntlworld.com/anelless/linux/2.6.21-rc1/
    >
    > > (You get added to the post-2.6.20 regression list, so you'll be hearing
    > > from us quite a lot for the next month. Sorry ;))
    > >
    >
    > Lucky me :)

    How about booting with just vga=normal?

    Tony


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