[blfs-support] Boot Failure with wlan0 firmware

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Nov 18 16:51:28 PST 2013

On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 06:25:23PM -0600, Dan McGhee wrote:
> Worked like a charm!  Thanks, Ken.
> rt3290.bin to /lib/firmware with the CONFIG statements as you 
> indicated.  I just booted into my brand-new, shiny LFS system.  And from 
> efi no less.  :) :)

> There are still a couple of "script" things I need to chase: 1) I start 
> getting the pretty, green OK's then the screen goes dark for a count of 
> at least 1-2-3 then I get mixed kernel ans "script" messages but in a 
> much, much smaller font.  And I think there's something with dhcpcd.  At 
> least now I don't have to "raise eyebrows" trying to run some of the 
> start up scripts in chroot.  :)
 I'm guessing the tiny font has something to do with framebuffer
consoles.  I don't know what size of console font you use, nor what
size your screen is, but perhaps enabling something in the
CONFIG_FONT_SUPPORT area of the kernel (with one or more of the
fonts), OR adding something like "video=1024x768" (or 800x600, or
whatever) to the boot args mught help.  On one of my boxes I pass
that video=1024x768, between 'root=' and 'ro', so that I can read
an 8x16 font on a 1600x1200 screen (the other desktops use 12x22,
as does my netbook if I want to read things comfortably)

 For dhcpcd I have no suggestions - I use dhclient.  Similarly, no
suggestions if it is actually a problem in bringing up the wifi in

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