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ICH7-M, Core 2 Duo T2250, GMA 950-b - Gateway MX8711

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Hi All,

The problem I'm facing is that once kernel is loaded screen gets blank and nothing happens. Even if running with -x -s -v flags no messages are printed after I hit any key when using Wait=Yes option. I have even doubts if kernel is loading. Any help would be appreciated.

I've tried multiple ways of preparing USB key and booting kernel, options I've tried so far:

- PCIRoot=1

- GraphicsEnabler=Yes / GraphicsEnabler=No

- cpu=1

- arch=i386

- npci=0x2000

- -f, -x -s flags

- "Graphics Mode"="1440x900x32"

- debug=0x144

- added device-properties string as mentioned on one of the other forums

None of them did not work and laptop seems to have pretty standard config and should work out of the box:

CPU T2250

Memory: 1GB

Video: GMA950

Screen: 1440x900

Model: Gateway MX8711

BIOS version:72.14, 72.11

Full spec: http://www.cnet.com/...7-32363010.html

I've successfully installed OS X on different laptop and even if faced some problems it at least gave me some errors. In this case I'm completely blind.

What's worth mentioning, this laptop has video output and I'm wondering if this is not the source of problem? If it could be, how can I force kernel output to be put on embedded LCD? I've checked attaching external display on VGA connection but nothing was displayed there neither.

Any help will be highly appreciated.


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