I have Debian installed on one computer. I just replaced its motherboard and CPU. And graphics card, because I use onboard one. I kept my old hard disk. Now machine boots well, grub starts well, initrd starts well and asks me for a password (because my disk is LUKS encrypted), but then about when it usually changes to framebuffer, monitor goes black and that's all. I guess the hardware is not faulty - I boot knoppix on it and it works well. I guess the problem may be that my initrd does not contain drivers for my new graphics card - can it be the problem? If so, what should I do? The last things which I see on screen before it goes blank is:
INIT: version 2.88 booting [info] using makefile-style concurrent (...) [ ok ] Starting the hotplug events (...) [ ok ] Synthesizing th initial (...) [....] Waiting for /dev/to be fully (...) mmio address 0xfec000f0 already in use
Somebody advised me to pass these parameters to kernel:
So while in grub I chose the entry I use to boot, I pressed "e" to edit it, I found a line starting with linux vmlinuz-3.2.0-3-686-pae root=(...) and at its end I put "nofb vga=normal". Then I pressed F10 to boot, bu it did not help.
Output of hwinfo --gfxcard command is:
29: PCI 105.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA) [Created at pci.318] UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1002_9616 Unique ID: ul7N.IXqEFkX9ypD Parent ID: vSkL.2yY_xudKZ6E SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:05.0 SysFS BusID: 0000:01:05.0 Hardware Class: graphics card Model: "ATI VGA compatible controller" Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc" Device: pci 0x9616. SubVendor: pci 0x1462 "Micro-Star International Co., Ltd." SubDevice: pci 0x7641. Driver: "radeon" Driver Modules: "drm" Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable) I/O Ports: 0xd000-0xdfff (rw) Memory Range: 0xfebe0000-0xfebeffff (rw,non-prefetchable) Memory Range: 0xfea00000-0xfeafffff (rw,non-prefetchable) IRQ: 18 (16597 events) I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw) Module Alias: "pci:v00001002d00009616sv00001462sd00007641bc03sc00i00" Driver Info #0: Driver Status: radeon is active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe radeon" Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown Attached to: #9 (PCI bridge) Primary display adapter: #29
Output of hwinfo --framebuffer command is:
02: None 00.0: 11001 VESA Framebuffer [Created at bios.464] Unique ID: rdCR.NSbTZunW9ID Hardware Class: framebuffer Model: "(C) 1988-2005, ATI Technologies Inc. RS880" Vendor: "(C) 1988-2005, ATI Technologies Inc. " Device: "RS880" SubVendor: "ATI ATOMBIOS" SubDevice:. Revision: "01.00" Memory Size: 16 MB Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xd0ffffff (rw) Mode 0x0300: 640x400 (+640), 8 bits (...) Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown