I am currently facing a weird behaviour of my HP dx5150 diskless frontend with an onboard ATI RADEON X300 and the latest stable minimyth, i.e. 0.24.0-76.
After extremely good experiences with another frontend (nVidia Graphics), I decided to ressurect an old HP dx5150 in order to use it as a frontend in the bedroom. I just made a copy of the CF I used already, adapted the minimyth.conf and thought I was all set. (I decided to run this machine in 32-bit mode although the AMD processor is 64-bit, but I do not consider this an issue)
The machine boots up to the frontend mainmenu with already "strange" behaviour (compared to the other machine) of the minimyth splash : It all starts up fine, but immediately after "fetching firmware", the screen get blanks for a fraction of second (mode switch?) and returns a bit garbled. Basically, it shows five or six "ghost" miniatures of the actual boot splash in the upper 20% of the screen in a non-readable but identifiable way (you can actually see something like a progress bar moving and text flickering... if you know what to expect.)
Then, finally, the mainmenu sits there waiting for input and all seems to be fine... I can watch TV, recodirngs, videos, listen to music, blahblah
BUT: when I try to ssh into the machine, it crashes with a kernel panic indicating that something with the TCP/IP-stack is badly wrong.
I searched around quite some time (Google is your friend, sometimes) and identified a possible solution, which works *almost* perfectly: when I add
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I also found a hint APPENDing
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So the bottom line right now is: I could either go on with no bootsplash but working ssh-access (which I prefer) or a "buggy" bootsplash with an instantly dying machine once I use ssh. Is there possibly a third mode availabe, i.e. a nice and clean bootsplash (as I see every day on the nVidia-equipped machine) with functional connectivity???
Thanks for your thoughts on this