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Gentoo boot issue, possibly framebuffer? (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:42:31 -0400
From: BoBB <rjorgy at>
Reply-To: BoBB at
To: Mike Gorse <mgorse at>
Subject: Re: Gentoo boot issue, possibly framebuffer?

That error usually means that you are using an incompatible frame
buffer mode. Try not passing any vga mode to the kernel and booting up
without the frame buffer.

On 6/29/05, Mike Gorse <mgorse at> wrote:
> I'm not sure; I'd suggest using another computer as a serial console to
> log the kernel messages if possible.
> -- Michael Gorse / AIM:linvortex / --
> On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, Josh ChaitinPollak wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've been installing a Gentoo system for the last few days (off and on), and
>> I just got it setup the way I want, except that now it won't boot correctly.
>> I recompiled the kernel and tweeked some settings, and now when I try to boot
>> the first few lines of the kernel flash by, but then the monitors flash off
>> and give a warning that the display signal is not compatible.
>> At this point, I can press Ctrl-Alt-Delete and restart, but the computer does
>> not seem to be booting up normally, because if I wait a few minutes, I still
>> can't ssh into the system.
>> I'm sorry I can't give more detail, the kernel logs flash by so quickly I
>> can't even tell what the last thing displayed before the screen goes black
>> is.
>> Any thoughts?
>> I've tried passing:
>> video=vga16:off in to the kernel at boot time using grub, but that doesn't
>> seem to help. :(
>> -Josh
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