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Old 09-07-2001, 06:48 PM   #1
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Lilo/kernel question & font question


OK, i've got a couple of problems... first of all since i upgraded to kernel 2.4.8 my lilo vga setting can on be normal, as before i could set it to the highest of 1024x768x64k. If i set it to anything other than normal the screen will go blank after the lilo prompt. I'm sure that it has to do with how I configured my kernel so, if someone can point me in the right direction as what to change i'd be gratefull.

My next problem also started since i upgraded my kernel, my first terminal screen tty1 is fine but on all the others, the colored/bold/underlined/italic text is all in russian (it looks russian)while all the normal grey text is in english. But thats only been since i booted up this time, when i originally booted up after compiling the kernel it just wouldn't show any text at all on the other terminals other than normal grey text.

So as you can see I suck with compiling the kernel and could really use some help.


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Old 09-07-2001, 06:51 PM   #2
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o yah, i forgot to mention that when i rebooted i changed the video card, so maybe thats why it went from no special text to russian text.
 
Old 09-13-2001, 05:28 PM   #3
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still need some help if anyone knows...
 
Old 09-16-2001, 05:34 AM   #4
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When you changed your video card did you run xf86config? or are you using the config file from your old card?
 
Old 09-17-2001, 12:30 PM   #5
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yah, I have ran xf86config since I put the new video card in but, this problem has been happening since I've had my old one in. Besides I can still run xwin fine, its just I can't go into any other vga mode from lilo other than normal, I do have one idea though which I'm about to try and i'll let you know how that goes.

o yah, i have got the language problem fixed which i just did by running setup and changing the font.
 
Old 09-17-2001, 12:42 PM   #6
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nope, that didn't work. I tried to install lilo from slackware setup but that didn't work. So any ideas how to get lilo to boot into any other vga mode than normal without the screen going black?
 
Old 09-17-2001, 02:22 PM   #7
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This is the top bit of my lilo.conf if its any help,
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
append= "hdd=ide-scsi"
boot = /dev/hda
#compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
delay = 50
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
vga = 788
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
 
Old 09-17-2001, 02:32 PM   #8
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nope, doesn't help, here's mine maybe you can see something wrong?

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
#compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
delay = 50
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda1
label = Linux
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
 
Old 09-17-2001, 10:01 PM   #9
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Well, that looks completly normal. You might have a hardware problem, what sort of video card do you have?
 
Old 09-18-2001, 01:20 PM   #10
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i now have an ATI Xpert 98, but before i had an S3 and it worked fine until i upgraded my kernel, then the S3 stopped working.
 
  


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