Re: Old 32bit PC 650kRam less VidMem 1024x768 will not run on Stretch ok on Jessie
- Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:07:09 -0400
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Old 32bit PC 650kRam less VidMem 1024x768 will not run on Stretch ok on Jessie
GiaThnYgeia composed on 2017-04-09 15:16 (UTC):
Felix Miata composed:
IOW, it is suggested that iomem=relaxed may need to be included on
kernel cmdline for the old user-space xserver-xorg-video-savage driver
to work with your gfxchip in Stretch.
Thank you for the help in answering the puzzle, but how is a
semi-i-literate person able to translate this into a command/procedure
that will achieve such a thing? IOW, I am clueless at this point of
what a kernel cmdline is. I suspect it is a parameter in some file that
builds up the kernel during boot ... but where is it and how do I add
this command/parameter in it?
"kernel cmdline" is also known as "Kernel Command-Line". This is the group of
parameters that are provided to the kernel and init system by the bootloader as
a component of using its menu. See ‘GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX’ and following on
for more detail as pertains to the bootloader Stretch normally installs.
The cmdline last applied can be view by 'cat /proc/cmdline'.
Alternatively, the cmdline last applied before Xorg was started can be found by
viewing the first several lines of Xorg.0.log.
What goes onto the cmdline can be configured either by
1-reconfiguring the bootloader after a successful boot (usually via changes to
/etc/default/grub, then having grub write a new /boot/grub/grub.cfg file with
2-while the bootloader is showing its menu after POST has completed, to make a
change applicable to the boot about to be started only (usually by hitting the
"e" key while the menu is onscreen".
#2 is what I was suggesting you first try to see if iomem=relaxed can solve the
problem you have using your ProSavage8 S3 Graphics gfxchip. If it works then you
should apply method #1.
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words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
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