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Old 12-30-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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Incorrect frame buffer type - cannot get VGA 640x480 fb slackware


When i boot slackware, it is always VESA framebuffer but i have a program that requires a 640x480x4BPP framebuffer.
The question is...How do i stop it from booting VESA.
 
Old 01-01-2010, 09:03 AM   #2
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What bootloader are you using, Lilo or Grub?
 
Old 01-01-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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LILO
 
Old 01-01-2010, 03:01 PM   #4
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okay, here's what you do.. First, download SLAX.. Put it on a CD / USB. Boot your system off of the SLAX live bootable device, CD or USB. then chroot to your harddrives mount location on SLAX, then edit your /etc/lilo.conf, selecting the 640x480x4BPP framebuffer, then run lilo -c as root
 
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No, i know how to edit lilo.
I need to know how to get 640x480x4 fb.
 
Old 01-01-2010, 09:19 PM   #6
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Uncomment the line "vga = 784" in your lilo.conf and reinstall lilo, should work if vesafb is compiled into the kernel.

EDIT: Sorry, I don't know what mode you need for 640x480x4, 784 is for 640x480x64k.

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Old 01-01-2010, 10:52 PM   #7
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The problem is, is the program i am using programs the plane registers because it thinks its 640x480x4
 
  


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