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Rudi Ahlers 11-02-2011 05:14 PM

CentOS 5.7 gives me a blank screen after bootup
 
Hi all,

I have an odd problem, for which I couldn't find any suggestions on google.

A CentOS 5.7x64 gives me a blank screen on bootup, both to the 17" LCD
monitor connected to the VGA port, and to the KVMOVIP device
built-into the server,

I can see the GRUB boot loader, and everything booting up, upto the
point where it says "Waiting for driver initialization.", then it goes
blank - both on the LCD and the KVM.


Does anyone know how to fix this?

It does the same whether I boot into the CentOS, or XEN kernel, or in
single user mode.

First few lines of /etc/grub.conf:


# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/md0
default 0

timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title CentOS (2.6.18-274.7.1.el5xen)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-274.7.1.el5 dom0_mem=786M
module /vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.7.1.el5xen ro root=/dev/LVM01/root nofb
module /initrd-2.6.18-274.7.1.el5xen.img
title CentOS (2.6.18-274.7.1.el5)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.7.1.el5 ro root=/dev/LVM01/root nofb
initrd /initrd-2.6.18-274.7.1.el5.img



root@zaxen02:[~]$ uname -a
Linux zaxen02 2.6.18-274.7.1.el5xen #1 SMP Thu Oct 20 17:06:34 EDT
2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
root@zaxen02:[~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 5.7 (Final)




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Scott Robbins 11-02-2011 05:29 PM

CentOS 5.7 gives me a blank screen after bootup
 
On Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 08:14:17PM +0200, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I have an odd problem, for which I couldn't find any suggestions on google.
>
> A CentOS 5.7x64 gives me a blank screen on bootup, both to the 17" LCD
> monitor connected to the VGA port, and to the KVMOVIP device
> built-into the server,

This sometimes seems to happen when it goes into framebuffer.

Sometimes, it's an NVidia card trying to use nouveau, sometimes, the fb
module is missing, but it's never something I've investigated that
thoroughly.


I see from your menu that you're running a xen kernel. I'm afraid I'm
not at all familiar with them. However, you might try (no guarantee)
using nomodeset in the places where you have nofb.

I'll make the disclaimer that my solution may have nothing to do with
your problem, but I do know that what you're describing has happened to
me on older Fedora versions, and the problem was that when it went from
normal to framebuffer mode, something broke.

Leaving your grub for reference.

>
> First few lines of /etc/grub.conf:
>
> # initrd /initrd-version.img
> #boot=/dev/md0
> default 0
>
> timeout=5
> splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> hiddenmenu
> title CentOS (2.6.18-274.7.1.el5xen)
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /xen.gz-2.6.18-274.7.1.el5 dom0_mem=786M
> module /vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.7.1.el5xen ro root=/dev/LVM01/root nofb
> module /initrd-2.6.18-274.7.1.el5xen.img
> title CentOS (2.6.18-274.7.1.el5)
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-274.7.1.el5 ro root=/dev/LVM01/root nofb
> initrd /initrd-2.6.18-274.7.1.el5.img
>

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Rudi Ahlers 11-02-2011 07:32 PM

CentOS 5.7 gives me a blank screen after bootup
 
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Scott Robbins <scottro@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 08:14:17PM +0200, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I have an odd problem, for which I couldn't find any suggestions on google.
>>
>> A CentOS 5.7x64 gives me a blank screen on bootup, both to the 17" LCD
>> monitor connected to the VGA port, and to the KVMOVIP device
>> built-into the server,
>
> This sometimes seems to happen when it goes into framebuffer.
>
> Sometimes, it's an NVidia card trying to use nouveau, sometimes, the fb
> module is missing, but it's never something I've investigated that
> thoroughly.
>
>
> I see from your menu that you're running a xen kernel. I'm afraid I'm
> not at all familiar with them. *However, you might try (no guarantee)
> using nomodeset in the places where you have nofb.
>



Thank you Scott, but that didn't seem to help much, unfortunately.

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Ljubomir Ljubojevic 11-02-2011 07:41 PM

CentOS 5.7 gives me a blank screen after bootup
 
Vreme: 11/02/2011 09:32 PM, Rudi Ahlers piše:
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Scott Robbins<scottro@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 08:14:17PM +0200, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I have an odd problem, for which I couldn't find any suggestions on google.
>>>
>>> A CentOS 5.7x64 gives me a blank screen on bootup, both to the 17" LCD
>>> monitor connected to the VGA port, and to the KVMOVIP device
>>> built-into the server,
>>
>> This sometimes seems to happen when it goes into framebuffer.
>>
>> Sometimes, it's an NVidia card trying to use nouveau, sometimes, the fb
>> module is missing, but it's never something I've investigated that
>> thoroughly.
>>
>> I see from your menu that you're running a xen kernel. I'm afraid I'm
>> not at all familiar with them. However, you might try (no guarantee)
>> using nomodeset in the places where you have nofb.
>
> Thank you Scott, but that didn't seem to help much, unfortunately.
>

Where are older kernels?

And have you filed a bug report?

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11-02-2011 07:46 PM

CentOS 5.7 gives me a blank screen after bootup
 
Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> Vreme: 11/02/2011 09:32 PM, Rudi Ahlers pi?e:
>> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Scott Robbins<scottro@nyc.rr.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 08:14:17PM +0200, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> I have an odd problem, for which I couldn't find any suggestions on
>>>> google.
>>>>
>>>> A CentOS 5.7x64 gives me a blank screen on bootup, both to the 17" LCD
>>>> monitor connected to the VGA port, and to the KVMOVIP device
>>>> built-into the server,
>>>
>>> This sometimes seems to happen when it goes into framebuffer.

But I believe his nofb tells it not to use framebuffer.
>>
>> Thank you Scott, but that didn't seem to help much, unfortunately.
<snip>
Is there anything in either messages or Xorg.0.log? Or even secure?

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Rudi Ahlers 11-08-2011 04:12 PM

CentOS 5.7 gives me a blank screen after bootup
 
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 10:46 PM, <m.roth@5-cent.us> wrote:
> Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>> Vreme: 11/02/2011 09:32 PM, Rudi Ahlers piše:
>>> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Scott Robbins<scottro@nyc.rr.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 08:14:17PM +0200, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have an odd problem, for which I couldn't find any suggestions on
>>>>> google.
>>>>>
>>>>> A CentOS 5.7x64 gives me a blank screen on bootup, both to the 17" LCD
>>>>> monitor connected to the VGA port, and to the KVMOVIP device
>>>>> built-into the server,
>>>>
>>>> This sometimes seems to happen when it goes into framebuffer.
>
> But I believe his nofb tells it not to use framebuffer.

Yes, that's what I thought but it doesn't seen to work?

>>>
>>> Thank you Scott, but that didn't seem to help much, unfortunately.
> <snip>
> Is there anything in either messages or Xorg.0.log? Or even secure?

I honestly don't know what to look for, exactly .......


But maybe this will help:





(**) RADEON(0): RADEONScreenInit d8000000 0
(**) RADEON(0): Map: 0xd8000000, 0x02000000
(WW) RADEON(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xd8000000,0x2000000)
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONSave
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONSaveMode(0xa3f3f50)
(**) RADEON(0): Read: 0x0000000c 0x000500b3 0x00000000
(**) RADEON(0): Read: rd=12, fd=179, pd=5
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONSaveMode returns 0xa3f3f50
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONInitMemoryMap() :
(**) RADEON(0): mem_size : 0x04000000
(**) RADEON(0): MC_FB_LOCATION : 0xdbffd800
(**) RADEON(0): MC_AGP_LOCATION : 0xffffffc0
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONModeInit()
800x600 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 (24,32) +H +V
800x600 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 (24,32) +H +V
(**) RADEON(0): Pitch = 6815848 bytes (virtualX = 800, displayWidth = 832)
(**) RADEON(0): dc=4000, of=32000, fd=142, pd=8
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONInit returns 0xa3f4900
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMode()
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMemMapRegisters() :
(**) RADEON(0): MC_FB_LOCATION : 0xdbffd800
(**) RADEON(0): MC_AGP_LOCATION : 0xffffffc0
(**) RADEON(0): Map Changed ! Applying ...
(**) RADEON(0): Map applied, resetting engine ...
(**) RADEON(0): Updating display base addresses...
(**) RADEON(0): Memory map updated.
(**) RADEON(0): Programming CRTC1, offset: 0x00000000
(**) RADEON(0): Wrote: 0x0000000c 0x0003008e 0x00000000 (0x0000a500)
(**) RADEON(0): Wrote: rd=12, fd=142, pd=3
(**) RADEON(0): GRPH_BUFFER_CNTL from 20005c5c to 20055c5c
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONSaveScreen(0)
(II) RADEON(0): Depth moves disabled by default
(**) RADEON(0): Setting up initial surfaces
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing fb layer
(**) RADEON(0): Setting up accel memmap
(II) RADEON(0): Memory manager initialized to (0,0) (832,8191)
(II) RADEON(0): Reserved area from (0,600) to (832,610)
(II) RADEON(0): Largest offscreen area available: 832 x 7581
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing backing store
(==) RADEON(0): Backing store disabled
(WW) RADEON(0): Direct rendering disabled
(**) RADEON(0): Setting up final surfaces
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing Acceleration
(II) RADEON(0): Render acceleration disabled
(**) RADEON(0): EngineInit (32/32)
(**) RADEON(0): Pitch for acceleration = 104
(**) RADEON(0): EngineRestore (32/32)
(II) RADEON(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
Screen to screen bit blits
Solid filled rectangles
8x8 mono pattern filled rectangles
Indirect CPU to Screen color expansion
Solid Lines
Dashed Lines
Scanline Image Writes
Offscreen Pixmaps
Setting up tile and stipple cache:
32 128x128 slots
28 256x256 slots
13 512x512 slots
(II) RADEON(0): Acceleration enabled
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing DPMS
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing Cursor
(==) RADEON(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) RADEON(0): Using hardware cursor (scanline 610)
(II) RADEON(0): Largest offscreen area available: 832 x 7576
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing color map
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing DGA
(**) RADEON(0): Initializing Xv
(II) RADEON(0): No video input capabilities detected and no
information is provided - disabling multimedia i2c
(II) Loading sub module "theatre_detect"
(II) LoadModule: "theatre_detect"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/multimedia/theatre_detect_drv.so
(II) Module theatre_detect: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.0
(II) RADEON(0): no multimedia table present, disabling Rage Theatre.
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONScreenInit finished
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
(II) Initializing built-in extension XEVIE
(II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
(II) Loading local sub module "GLcore"
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libGLcore.so
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(II) GLX: Initialized MESA-PROXY GL provider for screen 0
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Keyboard0: Core Keyboard
(**) Option "Protocol" "standard"
(**) Keyboard0: Protocol: standard
(**) Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) Keyboard0: XkbRules: "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) Keyboard0: XkbModel: "pc105"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(**) Keyboard0: XkbLayout: "us"
(**) Option "CustomKeycodes" "off"
(**) Keyboard0: CustomKeycodes disabled
(WW) <default pointer>: No Device specified, looking for one...
(II) <default pointer>: Setting Device option to "/dev/input/mice"
(--) <default pointer>: Device: "/dev/input/mice"
(==) <default pointer>: Protocol: "Auto"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) <default pointer>: Core Pointer
(==) <default pointer>: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
(**) <default pointer>: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) <default pointer>: Buttons: 9
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "<default pointer>" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard0" (type: KEYBOARD)
(--) <default pointer>: PnP-detected protocol: "ExplorerPS/2"
(II) <default pointer>: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONSaveScreen(2)
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONCloseScreen
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONDRIStop
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONDisplayPowerManagementSet(0,0x0)
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestore
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMode()
(**) RADEON(0): RADEONRestoreMemMapRegisters() :
(**) RADEON(0): MC_FB_LOCATION : 0xffff0000
(**) RADEON(0): MC_AGP_LOCATION : 0x003fffc0
(**) RADEON(0): Map Changed ! Applying ...
(**) RADEON(0): Map applied, resetting engine ...
(**) RADEON(0): Updating display base addresses...
(**) RADEON(0): Memory map updated.
(**) RADEON(0): Programming CRTC1, offset: 0x00000000
(**) RADEON(0): Wrote: 0x0000000c 0x000500b3 0x00000000 (0x0000a500)
(**) RADEON(0): Wrote: rd=12, fd=179, pd=5
(**) RADEON(0): Disposing accel...
(**) RADEON(0): Disposing cusor info
(**) RADEON(0): Disposing DGA
(**) RADEON(0): Unmapping memory
FreeFontPath: FPE "built-ins" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.






That's the last 150 lines of Xorg.0.log



This is a SuperMicro X7SBI motherboard, which has a "On board ATI
ES1000 32MB Graphics" graphics card.





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Ljubomir Ljubojevic 11-08-2011 04:40 PM

CentOS 5.7 gives me a blank screen after bootup
 
Vreme: 11/08/2011 06:12 PM, Rudi Ahlers piše:
>
> This is a SuperMicro X7SBI motherboard, which has a "On board ATI
> ES1000 32MB Graphics" graphics card.
>

I am not sure if this happens all the time or just from time to time. If
it is later, then try installing ATI drivers from ElRepo
(http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-fglrx).


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Rudi Ahlers 12-18-2011 07:52 AM

CentOS 5.7 gives me a blank screen after bootup
 
2011/11/8 Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office@plnet.rs>:
> Vreme: 11/08/2011 06:12 PM, Rudi Ahlers piše:
>>
>> This is a SuperMicro X7SBI motherboard, which has a "On board ATI
>> ES1000 32MB Graphics" graphics card.
>>
>
> I am not sure if this happens all the time or just from time to time. If
> it is later, then try installing ATI drivers from ElRepo
> (http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-fglrx).
>
>
> --


Thanx. I only got around to reboot this server now and try the drivers
but that didn't work either.

But not to worry, I'll try CentOS 6, or otherwise Debian and see if it works.

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