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I have just started to install X on my laptop, and evething worked well.
I use the kernel 2.6.9, (the latest alpha st ver).
I have a nvidia card, more precisely:
Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 440 Go 64M] (rev 163).
Master Capable. Latency=248. Min Gnt=5.Max Lat=1.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe0000000 [0xe0ffffff].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x90000000 [0x97ffffff].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x98000000 [0x9807ffff].
in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, I set up the nv driver for video d.
The problem is that I do not know how can I set up the kernel so that framebuffer device works well
If I set up the rivafb, the ker is able to see it :
linux:~ # cat /proc/fb
0 NV17 VGA
When installed so
1. if I start X server with 1024x768 in desktop sect, the laptop blocks completely, I must power off and then switch on.
2. if I start with 640x480, the computer give the error : screen found, but any of them is good.
I tried everything to install VESAFB if menuconfig , but I do know what options I must select. I I select only VESA, after reboot I will see:
linux:~ # cat /proc/fb
If somebody has an idea, please help me.
When I use the selection: Device Drivers ---> Graphics support ---> Virtual Frame Buffer support (ONLY FOR TESTING!)
everything worked well, the X ser worked, the 1024x768 screex display with mouse cursor appeared when I started X. But it's just for testing...