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

Programmingkid programmingkidx at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 21:31:54 CET 2016

On Mar 8, 2016, at 2:42 PM, Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:

> On 08/03/16 03:55, 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. 
> color! definitely does work as I spent some time digging into it when I
> rewrote the framebuffer code a while back. The issue seemed either
> endian or depth related because the problem goes away in 8-bit mode,
> e.g. try booting with -g 800x600x8 but I didn't really dig that far.

Why is it when I 'see' color! in OpenBIOS, the word is empty?

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