Someone suggested that I installed KNOPPIX.
I did it, and
Now I can see all messages when rebooting.
With RH 9 the screen went mad...
This is of course about graphics
(no ACPI, no WiFI, ...)
BTW, I contacted INTEL
about Linux drivers for Centrino laptops:
"Working on them; expect release Q1 2004, if not earlier"
May the force be with you