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Hello all. I just install slack 13.37 on my IBM Thinkpad. I'm having this issue with the framebuffer: I configure lilo to use 800x600x32 (I use the console a lot, and I like slightly larger text)... then when I install lilo and reboot, the boot process starts, and for a few moments the resolution is 800x600x32, and the right before going multiuser it switches to 1060x768x?? (not sure exactly, but the console text is VERY small)
Can anyone here help me try to fix this?
Oh and one more thing, I wanted to test and see what happens if the radeon module is not loaded at boot time, but the module doesn't seem to be in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. I'm confused.
Give up. KMS is here. Use the Terminus fonts instead, and forget framebuffer. Let it do it's thing. I have this line in rc.local
And I have nice big console fonts(on 2 radeon cards).
As for the radeon module and Slackware, after a certain point the option to use KMS went in by default. Go with it, it's easier than trying to beat it.