If I configure a (amd64, 7.0) kernel with no vga* at pci? then it fails to boot (properly). This is despite the fact that no "vga at pci" ever seems to get configured (so it is unneeded). Instead, I have acpivga0 at acpi0 (OVGA): ACPI Display Adapter What happens is rather strange. After the kernel is loaded, the copyright message does not appear. After a few moments the screen is however switched to graphics mode and the text that happens to be on-screen is converted to it. The colour is however not the usual green but something fairly dark and hardly visible. The caps-lock led reacts. One could think that the kernel is continuing with the boot process but without further feedback, but waiting a while never results in being able to log in with ssh. Any idea why vga is more important than it seems to be? -Olaf. -- ___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert -- The Doctor: No, 'eureka' is Greek for \X/ rhialto/at/xs4all.nl -- 'this bath is too hot.'
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