buut paramerers for seeing the verbose boot process

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 22:12:16 UTC 2011


On 04/08/2011 02:23 PM, suvayu ali wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 1:23 PM, JD<jd1008 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> What happens is at boot, there is a fast scroll
>> of text and suddenly, the screen appears as if it got powered off,
>> but it also behaves that way when switching from bios text mode
>> to graphics mode. It stays blank  (black) for about 2.5 or more minutes
>> and then the Gnome login menu pops up.
>> I never get to see the output of the boot process,
>> so I can see what passed and what failed.
> Kevin's prescription should have worked. I don't know what is wrong
> but you can always look at the boot messages after the fact with
>
> $ less -r /var/log/boot.log
>
Yeah... I know that.
I would much rather see them as it is booting.
Here is the entry in /boot/grub/grub.conf

title Fedora (2.6.38.2.fc14.i686)
         root (hd0,1)
         kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38.2.fc14.i686 ro root=/dev/sda2 
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
         initrd /boot/initramfs-2.6.38.2.fc14.i686.img


I have to admit that the kernel I am using is the
mainline rleased kernel, because the ath9k driver
seems to better support my AR5008 based wifi card
(has AR5614/AR2133 chips). I tried the regular Fedora 14
released kernel from updates (2.6.35.11-83.fc14.i686),
but using it, I was unable to pair with the AP, whereas
2.6.38.2 works just fine.

So, I wonder if my problem might be caused by
one of the boot stages???

Cheers,

JD


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