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Bug 216528 - vesa framebuffer (vga=0x317) parameter blanks display
Summary: vesa framebuffer (vga=0x317) parameter blanks display
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 236195
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Don Zickus
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-20 22:51 UTC by Erik Bussink
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-26 16:09:17 UTC
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Description Erik Bussink 2006-11-20 22:51:42 UTC
Description of problem:

If the vga=0x317 kernel boot parameter is present, there is no text display.
The screen stays blank, while the system starts up in the background. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

This is the sample section taken from my grub.conf that shows the vga=0x317

title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (2.6.18-1.2747.el5)
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2747.el5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet vga=0x317
        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-1.2747.el5.img

How reproducible:

If the vga=0x317 boot parameter is present, no graphical display. If it's
removed, the boot process is visible at normal text resolution.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add vga=03x17 to kernel parameters.
2. reboot
3. Connect to system with SSH and edit grub.conf to remove kernel parameter.
Actual results:

Blanks text display

Expected results:

The utilisation of the vga= goes on kernel line and controls the resolution and
colour depth of framebuffer, which should load 128x48 (or 1024x768 pixel)
resolution instead of the default 80x24.

vesafb codes

    | 640x480  800x600  1024x768 1280x1024
256 |  0x301    0x303    0x305    0x307   
32k |  0x310    0x313    0x316    0x319   
64k |  0x311    0x314    0x317    0x31A   
16M |  0x312    0x315    0x318    0x31B

Additional info:


Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-04-25 23:05:51 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 5 Peter Martuccelli 2007-04-26 16:09:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 236195 ***

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