2.6.29-62-pae & boot & blank screen

I just updated one of my clients from 2.6.29.55 to 2.6.29.62 from HEAD repo and now after the grub menu I do not see anything until the box hits runlevel 5, I tried reinstalling the pae , extra , base , and sources so it can remake everything but nothing is working . Screen just stays black until I get to the gdm . anyone have any ideas? , this is really frustrating :wink: I have no terminals or logger with ctrl + alt + f(x) now :frowning:

regards,

Heremod wrote:
> I just updated one of my clients from 2.6.29.55 to 2.6.29.62 from HEAD
> repo and now after the grub menu I do not see anything until the box
> hits runlevel 5, I tried reinstalling the pae , extra , base , and
> sources so it can remake everything but nothing is working . Screen just
> stays black until I get to the gdm . anyone have any ideas? , this is
> really frustrating :wink:

Check your framebuffer settings:
“vga” option in “kernel” line of default entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst .
Match with supported modes as listed in “hwinfo --framebuffer” or use
“vga=normal”.

Kind regards,
Andreas Stieger

Hi AndreasStieger,

I have already tried that too . At first I thought because hwinfo was calling 0x0361 which is 1280x800 (grub had vga=0x361) so I put the 0 infront but that didnt help either.

next step was mkinitrd -s 1280x800 etc etc for splash and size , that didnt work either.

then I tried with vga=0x317 (standard 1024x768) (also with 0) didnt work either .

tried old failsafe setiings , still no console.

the only thing that works is normal which gives 640x480 , and with that well its just about the same as not having a screen :wink:

Im seriously all out of ideas … Any other ideas ?

Same here, reverted to a downloaded Factory kernel, since I need 2.6.29. Has already been a bit messy for a week. Seems like not only kernel-default-devel has appeared but more…

so what repo did you actually use to work around this ?

edit

I see their is a 2.6.29-63.1 release now , will install and see if it fixes the issue

just wanted to report back that 2.6.29-63 didnt fix the issue still have no screen until runlevel 5 . Thank the Lizard for ssh otherwise I dont see how you could manually recompile the the video drivers after a kernel update … I seriously do not want to reinstall …

any help is greatly appreciated :wink:

Regards

I have the same.
All I can say is that compiling from sources doesn’t help. :frowning:

still the same on 2.6.29-66 …And indeed, compiling the entire kernel from source doesn’t make any difference (and that’s good !! I would be realy worried if compiling at home gave me a different kernel…). I’ll have to guhgle around a bit more

Now kernel from Kernel HEAD factory repo is not booting.
But I found a repo with stable kernel 2.6.29.1 using fastboot and some software (it has nvidia driver 180.44 :))
Index of /pub/linux/misc/suser-jengelh/SUSE-11.1
It’s working perfectly.