[Fedora-xen] Re: [fedora-virt] Re: Dom0 kernels

M A Young m.a.young at durham.ac.uk
Sun Mar 22 12:37:48 UTC 2009

On Wed, 18 Mar 2009, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:

> M A Young wrote:
>> (with nomodeset I get no text characters during
>> boot - only a cursor that moves as invisible characters are presumably
>> printed to the screen
> known issue with vga text mode (32bit only, 64bit works ok).  vga window
> at 0xc0000 isn't mapped correctly.  Workaround: drive the card in gfx
> mode.  Either kernel mode setting or vesafb (use something like
> vga=gfx-1024x768x16 on the *xen* kernel command line).

Unfortunately, both the kernel mode setting and using vesafb cause the X 
session to crash on that particular machine. So it is useful to know, but 
not that helpful in this particular case.

 	Michael Young

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