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Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode

From: Michal Suchanek
Subject: Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 18:15:14 +0200

2009/9/27 Stefan Bienert <address@hidden>:
> Bean wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 9:00 PM, Stefan Bienert
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> For me, the screen freezes, so graphics seem not to be cleared.
>>>> I could perhaps try the efi graphics driver on some iMacs later
>>>> this/next week (depending on the location where you are reading this).
>>> That would be nice. I use Bean's repository.
>> Hi,
>> Most likely it doesn't get the frame buffer address right, so screen
>> is written to somewhere else, this also consist with the fact you
>> don't see any console output until x starts.
>> BTW, when you use the linux command, it should show some line about
>> detected video card info, can you paste it here.
> Ok, here is what I get after choosing the linux menu entry. Everything
> before the menu shows up, is to quick to read.
> OUTPUT-Start
> Rom image present.
>  [Linux-bzimage, setup=0x2c00, size=0x2784a0]
>  Video mode: 1280x800-32
>  Frame buffer base: 0x80010000
>  Video line length: 8192
> I hope this is the requested info. Do provide other stuff, I probably
> need a detailed instruction.
> BTW, I cannot switch to terminal from X after starting with Grub2.

Meaning that the keyboard combo does nothing or that switching to the
console does nothing?

It should not do anything visible if the console is drawn in a wrong
place as  suggested.



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