Loosing console at boot on Alpine 2.2
Booting up a fresh Alpine 2.2.0 (from CD) on a box with a AGP graphic
card makes the console go blank after some seconds after booting.
I don’t seem to get the console through /dev/ttyS0 either, so I’m really ‘blind’.
Logging on “with my eyes shut” like this solves it:
root [Enter] modprobe fbcon [Enter]
This gives me screen on my AGP card and now I can start using the box
I need to remember to ‘echo fbcon >>/etc/modules’ so I get console at next reboot .
If not having console on /dev/ttyS0 and/or no graphic on AGP-cards might make Alpine seem to “fail” to boot on many hardware types.
Would it be wise to enable console on /dev/ttyS0 as default?
Would it be possible to have fbcon included as default?
(from redmine: issue id 622, created on 2011-05-05, closed on 2011-06-03)
- Revision f1f9a3a8 on 2011-05-24T13:45:28Z:
main/busybox-initscripts: load fbcon with framebuffer dev When a frambuffer device shows up we want a framebuffer console ref #622
- Revision 7945f609 on 2011-05-25T06:05:30Z:
main/busybox-initscripts: load fbcon with framebuffer dev When a frambuffer device shows up we want a framebuffer console fixes #622 (cherry picked from commit f1f9a3a857cccd09b42ac4e29cf0aa9782b7de76)