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Re: Linux on SGI 540

To: Andy Isaacson <adisaacs@mr-happy.com>
Subject: Re: Linux on SGI 540
From: Christian Krapichler <C.Krapichler@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 17:41:55 +0100
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Organization: CLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
References: <38E4B368.1A4704B2@rl.ac.uk> <20000331110852.A5489@mr-happy.com>
Sender: owner-linuxmips@oss.sgi.com
Andy Isaacson wrote:

> 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.
>

yep, that works (had it set to 512M).

Thanks a lot!

Christian




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