wt at electro-mechanical
Feb 14, 2008, 5:21 AM
Post #11 of 24
On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 04:16:04PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
Re: isolinux problem: recent kernel versions vs. old hardware
[In reply to]
> William Thompson wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 11:56:23AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >> William Thompson wrote:
> >>> FYI: I've noticed that vesamenu falls back to text mode on some more recent
> >>> machines.
> >>> Several Dell PCs (Off the top of my head, the dimension L series, ie L866r
> >>> and optiplex gx50 IIRC) do not show the graphics.
> >> Could you run "vesainfo.c32" on those machines and let me know what it
> >> prints?
> > Sure.
> > I've attached the image. I didn't want to type all that (nor make mistakes
> > in doing so)
> > The machine is a Dell Dimension L866r. I just upgraded my syslinux to 3.61
> > (from debian sid)
> Well, I implemented support for this, and I would appreciate if you
> could test it out. It is in syslinux-3.62-pre4.
It worked on the L866r that I have. Unfortunately, I don't have access to
the other machines that I've noticed this problem on.
You asked what kind of card this was:
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 CGC
[Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 4332
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Memory at ffa80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
00:01.0 0300: 8086:7125 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
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