Fedora/grub bug -- I think ?

William Case billlinux at rogers.com
Fri Jun 27 16:28:38 UTC 2008

Hi Stan;

You well might be right.

On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 09:17 -0700, stan wrote:
> William Case wrote:
> > Hi Mikkel;
> >
> > On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 08:13 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> >   
> >>
> >> Dumb question - is this a brief flash, like the video changing 
> >> modes, and not a longer pause between displays of the menu?
> >>     
> >
> > Not a dumb question. The flash lasts about 1/2 second.  Just long enough
> > for eyes to catch a Fedora blue screen, the word Fedora at the top of
> > the screen, and, the beginning of a menu box being written.  Then the
> > screen blanks for 2 - 3 seconds ( I have tried to count the times off)
> > and finally the splash image is fully redrawn.  When it loads for the
> > second time the Fedora name is at the bottom.  I mention that in support
> > of your idea it may be the video changing: maybe in the first instance
> > the splash image is not getting drawn properly.
> >
> > Another thing, this started in F8.  I hadn't made the connection until
> > now and it just might be my frustration making invalid assumptions.
> > Keeping in mind I don't boot THAT often in order to always notice
> > exactly when the issue started.  But, two or three months ago, I
> > installed a new motherboard switching from an ATI video card to a Nvidia
> > on board video chip.
> >
> >   
> It sounds like you know more about grub than I do, so I can't give you 
> any incisive
> insight.  But your comment above made me wonder if this is a video 
> driver issue
> rather than a grub issue.  Have you tried the opposite driver.  i.e. if 
> you are using the
> closed source driver for your card, try the open source driver, or vice 
> versa.
I was putting off installing things like new video drivers until I had
my system working right.  I have the Xwindows "nv" driver installed.  I
will now replace it with the lvnia nvidia driver to see if that makes a

Thanks for your ideas.  A fresh approach always gets one out of a
thinking rut .

Regards Bill;
Fedora 9, Gnome 2.22.2
Evo.2.22.2, Emacs 22.2.1

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