[OpenBIOS] Why some Linux distributions start booting to black screens

Programmingkid programmingkidx at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 17:56:58 CET 2016

On Mar 8, 2016, at 6:35 AM, BALATON Zoltan wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Mar 2016, Programmingkid wrote:
>> Some Linux distributions like Fedora start booting to an all black screen. I found out the reason why is because there appears to be something wrong with the screen node's color! word.
>> If you type these commands in OpenBIOS:
>> dev screen
>> see color!
>> You will see that color! is empty. This would definitely prevent the color of text from being changed.
> Maybe. I've seen the same with Finnix which prints dark gray on black. But the reason could also be that on Apple (and Sun too I think) the default screen color is light so these loaders are using dark colors for text without changing background color which is black on OpenBIOS. Is it better to change the default background to a light gray color?

Isn't the background color in OpenBIOS yellow?

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