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Old 01-24-2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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Framebuffer in console on Thinkpad X30


I'm having some trouble getting the framebuffer (with or without Tux, I just want 1024x768 res in the console) enabled and working. I've tried compiling both intelfb and vesafb into the kernel, but nothing seems to work. VGA = 791 doesn't seem to have an effect either, iirc. It seemed to work with the basic 2.4 slack install kernel, but with my 2.6.15, it doesn't. It seems like I always have trouble getting the framebuffer working in 2.6.

Anyway, any help would be appreciated... I'm on my desktop right now, but lspci on my lappy shows:
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VGA compatible controller: Intel Coporation 82830 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]
It has onboard graphics, rather than an ATI card like some versions of this lappy.

Cheers!
-Dia
 
Old 01-24-2006, 04:00 AM   #2
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Have you tried with only
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CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_CFB_FILLRECT=y
CONFIG_FB_CFB_COPYAREA=y
CONFIG_FB_CFB_IMAGEBLIT=y
CONFIG_FB_MODE_HELPERS=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
All FB_INTEL, FB_I810, FB_I830, FB_I915 should be set to No

Should work...
 
Old 01-24-2006, 01:33 PM   #3
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Well, I had FB_INTEL set, but none of the others you listed as 'do not'. I suppose I'll recompile and try again. What kernel option do I pass with 2.6? VIDEO= or VGA= ?
 
Old 01-24-2006, 01:36 PM   #4
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VGA=791 for 65536 colors and 1024x768

Yes if you are comfortable with recompiling, try it but I do not garantee it changes anything, I just give my configuration which is minimal.
Good luck
 
Old 01-24-2006, 01:58 PM   #5
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Oh... I've recompiled a time or two.

It doesn't seem to have changed anything with the vga=791 tag, still at 800x600 or less, I'm not sure what the actual res is.

hmmm.... I can never seem to get framebuffering to work once I upgrade to 2.6.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 05:33 PM   #6
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Consider this solved:

I needed to enable "CONSOLE_VIDEO_SELECT" or something like that to my .config.

Sweet. Now Tux lives at the top of my console, and I no longer have to go into X to do everything. 3 cheers for Tux!
 
  


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