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Old 02-10-2004, 05:33 PM   #1
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(here's a challenge) VGA text console modes with a new kernel.


Im running on slack 9.1, and have upgraded the kernel from the default 2.4.22 to a 'straight from source -install and compile- 2.6.2) For the most part everything works, except excpet the vga text consoles. Before slackware allowed me to run at 1024x768, it was nice. Now I can seem to get it to work in my new kernel. I found the option(s) (I think) in the kernel confiuartion process, and have got it set up in lilo (id imagine) but I cant get it to work, the system boots up and runs on a black screen until it booats into X.

First off, do I need to enable any frambuffer device drivers in the kernel config?
second, im running on a geforce mx 400 graphics card,

Please any slack experts would help.

you thank.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 02:41 AM   #2
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same problem with debian

i enabled framebuffer support and vesa device but it wont help either.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 10:08 AM   #3
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Re: same problem with debian

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Originally posted by sirphoenix
i enabled framebuffer support and vesa device but it wont help either.
In addition to that, enable Framebuffer Console support and it'll work.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:09 AM   #4
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I wish to add something to the suggestios above:

I don't know if Slack 9.1 does the same thing as SuSE but you could try it if all else fails.

I had a similar problem with a black screen until X loaded when I booted with ex. vga=791. I found out that SuSE uses a special Splash screen which would not work with self compiled kernels. So the kernel could not find that splash screen and everything was black. The solution is to add the line append="splash=0" to the image entry in lilo.conf. For me it disables SuSE's splash screen and gives me a nice 1024x768 console. If you already have an append line, just add splash=0 between the quotation marks like this: append="hdc=ide-scsi splash=0".


Good luck!
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:55 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by gundelgauk
I wish to add something to the suggestios above:

I don't know if Slack 9.1 does the same thing as SuSE but you could try it if all else fails.

<snip>
Good luck!
not relevant for slack
 
Old 02-11-2004, 12:48 PM   #6
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Read this as reference

http://www.linuxquestions.org./quest...652#post752652
 
Old 02-11-2004, 02:43 PM   #7
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I fixed it 5 minutes after I posted. You all suck.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 05:19 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by ftgow
I fixed it 5 minutes after I posted. You all suck.
I very seriously hope that in some way that is meant to be some sort of joke, because if it's not that's just pitiful. Please do not insult other members who are giving up their own free time to help people like you. and if you managed to fix this in such a short space of time why did you still leave people trying to help you? maybe you just should have fixed it yourself in the first place....
 
Old 02-11-2004, 05:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I fixed it 5 minutes after I posted. You all suck.
Wow... 5 minutes.. geez some get paid to just respond to customers within 24 hours without a solution and your complaining on a free site where members come to help you for FREE! And you pay nothing for the support as well..

I would hope and expect you to edit your post at this time as this is against our rules as acid_kewpie has stated as well.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 02:08 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by glennardo
Read this as reference

http://www.linuxquestions.org./quest...652#post752652
thanks i couldnt find this thread before i posted this one. i will try this out this evening and reply / close "my" thread if it worked.

Thanks for help everyone. This forum is great :-)
 
  


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