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Old 06-01-2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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Smile can't see my lovely penguin at boot


Hi,

I can't see my penguin at boot time. I'm using slackware 12 and in my lilo.conf I can't use any of the vesa config. I have a i810 intel chipset. What should I do. I really miss my penguin at boot time.


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Old 06-01-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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Did you recompile your own kernel? The default slack kernels most
definitely allow for VESA on i810.


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Old 06-01-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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no I did not recompile. do I need to add some lines in it??

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Old 06-01-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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So what changed? It would appear that your install isn't fresh?


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Old 06-01-2009, 07:52 PM   #5
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It is fresh

I'm not really sure what changes I did. I just recall running xorgsetup. does this touches anything at boot time?
I don't think so.

Please let me know.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 08:06 PM   #6
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No, it wouldn't. The only things that will impact on the frame-buffer
are changes to your kernel or to lilo.conf.



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Old 06-02-2009, 05:51 AM   #7
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In '/etc/lilo.conf' change the 'vga=' option to the resolution you want, then run '/sbin/lilo' as root to save changes.
 
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do you mean vga=normal?

should I change it to like: vga=1024x768?

I'll try it at home.


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do you mean vga=normal?

should I change it to like: vga=1024x768?

I'll try it at home.


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If you want the penguin to show up, it should NOT be 'vga=normal', but vga=1024x768 will not work, instead:

Code:
# 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
This was taken from lilo.conf, so if you want that resolution you should use 'vga=791' or 'vga=790'.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 08:23 PM   #10
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none of the vesa lines are working even the vga=769.

I don't know what to do now....

any idea?
 
Old 06-02-2009, 08:28 PM   #11
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Which brings us back to the question "what did you do before it
stopped working?" ... and that emphasises the importance of keeping
a log of what you're doing on your machine as a privileged user.


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Old 06-02-2009, 09:18 PM   #12
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I have an intel i810 card the following work, but I don't get penguin either.
780 777 3840 3841 3843 3845 3846
 
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I have an intel i810 card the following work, but I don't get penguin either.
780 777 3840 3841 3843 3845 3846
Are you asking for help or supporting the statement
that it can't be done? If it's a support request:
Which distro are you using, how have you configured your
kernel? If it's *not* slackware 12 the posts are unrelated
and I'll split them out at a later stage.

I've used VESA 1024x768x64K on my work machine at my last
employment on an i810 with Slackware 12.1, and it was working
just fine, two little tuxes on boot.





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Old 06-02-2009, 10:49 PM   #14
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have slack 12.2 installed and using the huge-smp kernel. don't know if it can be done or not.
I got the penguin on my other computer with a savage video card with no problem. On this one with the i810 I've never gotten the penguin, but never tried. Since I had the same video card, I thought I would have a go at it. I spent the last couple of hours figuring out what vga numbers will work without getting the undefined video mode error. Tomorrow, since you had it working on 12.1 I'll try and reinstall 12.1 and see if can get it to work on 12.1. It might be a difference between 12.1 and 12.2 or in the version of the i810 I have and the one on the computer you were using.

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Old 06-03-2009, 09:30 AM   #15
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Okay... so I am not alone here. I'll try to do more research on it and hope I can be of help.

I didn't get that penguin ever since... on this machine. I had it way back before when I was using an old laptop and an old version of slackware. maybe earlier than version 10 kernel. In short I didn't tweak this machine. It is fresh installed.


Thanks and goodluck.
 
  


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