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I've compiled and installed a new kernel on a Slackware 10.1 distribution with kernel 2.4.29. I'm using lilo to select the kernel (as default) but when it boots i lose the console display (ie. no boot progress information and no console login prompt). I can telnet into the machine ok, but can not login from the console (as no display).
The default kernel boots ok (complete with console display and login information) and uses the funky penguin logo at the top of the screen - could this be anything to do with it? Or something to do with a video card?
Any advice appreciated! This is getting annoying...
You have to compile the framebuffer and enable at least VESA compatible graphic card fot the framebuffer to have a safe fallback in case you mess up and select the wrong options. If you are such a freak (like me) login without the screen and startx. It should get you into X. Just give the computer enough time so you are sure that the login prompt is waiting for your input