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From: Rich Healey <richo@...>
Subject: Re: Lost console/terminal
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 16:14:23 +1100
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Flores, Raul wrote:
> I have an iMac G5 revC (PowerMac 12,1) that was up and running with
> 2008.0 (linux kernel 2.6.24).
> 
> Recently upgraded the kernel to 2.6.27 and have an issue (used the
> g5_defconfig to do the build).
> 
> The new kernel is booting fine except that the iMac console/terminal
> does not refresh / update / render.
> 
> I can ssh into the system, and I can even use the consoles keyboard to
> login (as long as I do not make any typos).
> 
> But the main computer screen (console/terminal) just sits there with
> kernel debug info that was getting sent to it before whatever event
> causes it to stop working.
> 
> Any ideas where to look… where to begin… to get my screen back? Need to
> run an Gnome/KDE UI.
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Raul
> 
Can you try booting with video=ofonly  as a kernel parameter?

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