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Old 03-13-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
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fb: conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs VESA VGA - removing generic driver


I bought a new computer, an eMachines laptop with an Intel 4500 video chip.

When I start, I get: fb: conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs VESA VGA - removing generic driver

and afterwards can't do anything graphical. None of my svgalib apps works; svgalib's vgatest reports that there are no modes available.

I can't run X: it complains that it can't find any video modes.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your attention.

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Old 03-13-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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Edit /etc/vga/libvga.config and put a # before any chipset XXX lines and then remove any # before chipset VESA

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Old 03-14-2010, 03:16 AM   #3
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fb: conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs VESA VGA - removing generic driver

'Edit /etc/vga/libvga.config and put a # before any chipset XXX lines and then remove any # before chipset VESA'

Already tried. It appears that the title message means that VESA & VGA have been disabled.
 
Old 03-14-2010, 03:54 AM   #4
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Did you try VGA?
 
Old 03-14-2010, 07:50 PM   #5
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specifying vga vesa or fbdev in libvga.config

When I specify VGA or FBDEV in libvga.config svgalib clients report that they can't find a 256 colour mode.

When I specify VESA the display gets irreparably corrupted.

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