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  1. hardware graphics issue while booting (splash screen)

    Hello!

    I am not sure whether this is a hardware issue or not: Yesterday I
    built my new PC (Asus barebone w. AMD X2 4600+, nvidia crush C51PV
    chipset w. nvidia graphics 6150). I installed openSuSE 10.2 which I
    used before on my old system.

    openSuSE uses a splash screen graphics during boot time of the system
    (you can press ESC and get the boot messages but there is still
    graphical stuff on the screen ...). During the installation the x
    server is not running, and the graphical installation routine
    obviously uses the same graphics as the boot routine (framebuffer
    graphics or so? I don't know.). Well, eveything worked fine for me,
    BUT: during boot and during the whole installation I had and still
    have a "triangle" area in the left bottom and some area in the bottom
    middle where nothing is shown. This means that the colour in these
    areas are different and it is a filled area with no characters or
    whatever is shown elsewhere on the screen.

    The normal text mode seems to work, though - there are no such issues
    during BIOS setup. And the mentioned areas also disappear when the
    XServer is running: Everything is working quite well then!

    I will do a memtest86+ to see if may be the memory has some errors or
    failures. Does anyone know what else I could check? Is this probably a
    known issue with the splash screen graphics or whatever you call it? I
    have to find out because if it is a hardware problem I would have to
    get the box back. I do not want to do this if it is a software
    problem ...

    Thanks for your help!

    Eriol


  2. Re: hardware graphics issue while booting (splash screen)

    Eriol wrote:
    > Hello!
    >
    > I am not sure whether this is a hardware issue or not: Yesterday I
    > built my new PC (Asus barebone w. AMD X2 4600+, nvidia crush C51PV
    > chipset w. nvidia graphics 6150). I installed openSuSE 10.2 which I
    > used before on my old system.
    >
    > openSuSE uses a splash screen graphics during boot time of the system
    > (you can press ESC and get the boot messages but there is still
    > graphical stuff on the screen ...). During the installation the x


    ....

    >
    > The normal text mode seems to work, though - there are no such issues
    > during BIOS setup. And the mentioned areas also disappear when the
    > XServer is running: Everything is working quite well then!
    >
    > I will do a memtest86+ to see if may be the memory has some errors or
    > failures. Does anyone know what else I could check? Is this probably a
    > known issue with the splash screen graphics or whatever you call it? I
    > have to find out because if it is a hardware problem I would have to
    > get the box back. I do not want to do this if it is a software
    > problem ...


    Could be an issue with the frame buffer driver that it is used
    for the graphical boot up. vga=normal is your friend on the boot
    line. This may not be a problem with your system.. could very
    well be a frame buffer nuisance.

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