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Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode

From: Stefan Bienert
Subject: Re: Macbook, Efi, Display mode
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 18:49:59 +0200
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Michal Suchanek wrote:
> 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.

Screen switches to "nothing". So X switches to the console and then the
screen stays black.



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