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Old 05-07-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.5 - how do I get this thing to support higher res console text?


I've tried to do this but just am not getting it right somehow. The system will work fine but since my booting procedure sets the vga mode to 761 (or something like that).. it won't show me anything with the 2.6.5 kernel. Now the 2.4.22 one that I have is working just fine. I know I can change lilo.conf to fix it but I really would just like the smaller fonts to work (it looks nicer )

So how can I do this? I have used make xconfig and selected framebuffer support along with an 8x16 font. My video card drivers are in there.. it worked fine for the other kernel.. what could I be missing in this one that makes it not work?

Anyone have an idea?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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"I've tried to do this but just am not getting it right somehow. The system will work fine but since my booting procedure sets the vga mode to 761 (or something like that).. it won't show me anything with the 2.6.5 kernel. Now the 2.4.22 one that I have is working just fine. I know I can change lilo.conf to fix it but I really would just like the smaller fonts to work (it looks nicer )

So how can I do this? I have used make xconfig and selected framebuffer support along with an 8x16 font. My video card drivers are in there.. it worked fine for the other kernel.. what could I be missing in this one that makes it not work?"

You should set framebuffer support to y. If you have set framebuffer support to m that is probably your problem.

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Old 05-10-2004, 06:50 AM   #3
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You probably mean 791. That's 1024x768. 788 is 800x600. jailbait has a point, I think. the 2.6 kernel likely doesn't have framebuffer support compiled in. Make sure it is.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 06:55 AM   #4
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Also try *not* adding support for your graphics card in the framebuffer graphics configuration. Use only VESA and see what happens.

"791" is a VESA display mode and if you have support for both VESA and your graphics card in the kernel you may end up with problems. I know I have (geforce cards being notorious for not working in VESA when rivafb is present in the kernel).


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Old 05-10-2004, 02:41 PM   #5
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ok.. I think I'll try that.. framebuffer was not a module it was yesed.. but VESA without the video card.. ok.. thanks
 
  


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