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Forcing output to HDMI during boot

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:45 pm
by marks7389
I have a Shuttle XS35GTV2 which I'm using with a TV and power-save device that shuts down power to both the TV and Shuttle when the TV goes into standby.

The system is powered up using a remote sensor connected to the power-save device, at which point the Shuttle starts booting immediately, followed by the TV once I push the power button on the remote a second time.

As a result when the Shuttle first boots it sees nothing connected to the HDMI output and consequently disables it until X starts. Not a huge problem, but it means I can't see it booting and hence won't see any issues flagged during the boot process.

Is there any way of forcing it to enable the HDMI output any earlier, e.g. with a kernel parameter in the pxelinux config file?