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Old 01-20-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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How do I get higher res console support?

I just recompiled to a 2.6 kernel, and everything works fine except for this. I had a 2.4 kernel before that this worked fine in. When it boots it boots fine, and it changes to 1024x768 but the screen is completely black and I have to login and startx blind.
In the kernel I have enabled video mode selection support, what else do I need to do? I did this fine before when I recompiled my 2.4 kernel but I forget what it was because it was awhile ago.
Old 01-21-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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Do you have fb console support enabled? Is bootsplash on? In some cases, having bootsplash off can be helpful.


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