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Bug 121307 - gentoo-sources-2.6.15-r2 breaks fbsplash
Summary: gentoo-sources-2.6.15-r2 breaks fbsplash
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Michal Januszewski (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-02-02 07:51 UTC by MAL
Modified: 2006-02-03 03:07 UTC (History)
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Description MAL 2006-02-02 07:51:09 UTC
I built gentoo-sources-2.6.15-r2 with the exact same config I used for gentoo-sources-2.6.14-r5, saying no to any new drivers (and not compiling for size), and when I boot, my boot time splash (running from an initramfs), fades in /REALLY/ slowly.  It takes about 10 seconds, when it normally fades in within 3.
After that, bootup is generally very slow - as if my hard disk and CPU speed were quartered, but it does boot successfully.

Once booted, I log in via qingy, qingy disappears as normal but X never starts - it just hangs.  I didn't leave it for more than about a minute because I don't have the time.

I had the same slow bootup problem with 2.6.15-gentoo-r1, but with that version fbsplash did not work at all.
Comment 1 Chris Mayo 2006-02-02 09:38:34 UTC
Try this from the Changelog:

*gentoo-sources-2.6.15 (03 Jan 2006)

  03 Jan 2006; Daniel Drake <> +gentoo-sources-2.6.15.ebuild:
  Initial 2.6.15 release. Features the new sky2 (Marvell SysKonnect Yukon-II)
  network driver.

  vesafb/vesafb-tng users: Your framebuffer will run SLOOOW
  unless you explicitly enable mtrr:3 on the kernel command line. I use (for
  vesafb): vga=0x318 video=vesafb:mtrr:3
Comment 2 Michal Januszewski (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-02-02 14:14:03 UTC
The excerpt from the ChangeLog explains it all. Please reopen this bug in case adding 'mtrr:3' to your vesafb settings doesn't help.
Comment 3 MAL 2006-02-03 03:07:59 UTC
It solves the slow fbsplash part of the problem, but the nvidia driver incompatibility seems to be another problem.  Will find/file another bug.