[syslinux] not sure how to get rid of white screen during boot

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sun Feb 20 15:06:28 PST 2011

On 02/20/2011 03:01 PM, Douglas McClendon wrote:
> I'm not sure what you mean, as at this point a combination of Lua
> script, vga=0x317 for qemu, vga=current for all else, gets me past my
> white screen problem.  Regardless of whether or not there is any
> substance to my hypothesis about console text mode changeable by
> syslinux possibly effecting the white-screen issue.
> The desire for a fadein/fadeout options in syslinux is fairly orthogonal
> to the workaroundable whitescreen issue.

I'm confused why you need to specify mode 0x317 for Qemu.  Syslinux
would normally pick the mode that the kernel calls 0x318, and
vga=current *should* work.  That is unless you're using an older
Syslinux from Red Hat.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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