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Re: Linux on SGI 540

Subject: Re: Linux on SGI 540
From: Andy Isaacson <>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 11:08:52 -0500
In-reply-to: <>; from on Fri, Mar 31, 2000 at 03:17:12PM +0100
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On Fri, Mar 31, 2000 at 03:17:12PM +0100, Christian Krapichler wrote:
> I tried to install Linux on our SGI 540, using the 28jul... kernel patch
> from a SGI web page. It went well and boots until the point where I
> should see the login screen - but all I get is a "noise" pattern. I am
> quite new to Linux, but it sounds like the XF86Config is not right. Does
> anyone have a XF86Config for a 21'' Monitor (GDM-5021-PT)? Any help and
> suggestions welcome!

Sounds like you've specified too much memory.  Try adding "mem=256M"
to the "loader options" box in the ARC firmware.

You might find some help on my VisWS web pages:

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