vesa framebuffer ... failed to open
I'm on an IBM TP 755cx (laptop). Slackware 8.1.
I've tried xf86config and XF86Setup. I don't have the XConfigurator and despite what the slackware book tells me I don't have SuperProbe either.
I'm trying to get X-windows going. I can get a flawed version up using xf86config, but only a quarter of the desktop shows on my screen ... tried every variation I could of display resolutions, screen sizes, colour depths, etc..
Anyway, that's not the question: Slackware book tells me the the framebuffer can be used with virtually any graphics card ... I've installed xxfb-[whatever].tgz and all I get is
Fatal server error:
open_framebuffer: fialed to open /dev/fb0 (No such device)
However, the fb0 is listed in /proc/devices. None of the other threads I've found offer a solution, they all end with trying something else. Anyone?
I've enabled the vga=769 line in /etc/lilo.conf and run 'lilo'. fbset says: "open /dev/fb0: No such device"
/dev/MAKEDEV fb - which I saw in a thread somewhere has at one time given a list of device doesn't exist errors (?), or somethign like that, and othertimes executes without any feedback ... neither result helps.
Anyone out there got a genuine answer on this one? Please.