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Old 07-24-2003, 10:43 AM   #1
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RedHat9 Frame Buffer Kernel Support

Ok, how can I get the frame buffer support enabled in the RedHat 9 Kernel.

When I do a "make xconfig" It comes up, then I click console drivers, click the next button, but all of my frame buffer options are greyed out.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
Old 07-24-2003, 11:11 AM   #2
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You'll usually need to enable something before you branch it out. I found this on a site that might help you determine what you need to enable so your framebuffer options aren't grey'd out.

Console drivers 
  • VGA text console... N (that's right: NO)
  • Support for frame buffer devices... Y
  • SGI Visual Workstation framebuffer support... Y
  • Advanced low lever driver options... Y
  • 8/16/24 bpp packed pixels... Y
  • Support only 8 pixels wide fonts... Y
  • Select compiled-in fonts
  • VGA 8x8 font... Y
  • VGA 8x16 font... Y
Old 07-24-2003, 11:33 AM   #3
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what site was that, if you dont mind if I ask...


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