So I have recompiled my kernel, and have selected the following options that deal with boot logo/resolution:
Device Drivers ->
Graphics Support ->[*] Support for frame buffer devices[*] VESA VGA graphics support
Console display driver support ->[*] Video mode selection support
<*> Framebuffer Console support
[*]Select compiled-in fonts[*]VGA 8x16 font
Logo configuration->[*]Bootup logo[*] Standard 224-color Linux logo
Now the kernel works fine, linux boots, etc. but when I add 'vga=0x318' to grub in the kernel options, I get a blank screen while linux is booting, until I get the KDE login prompt.
Although I don't think it matters, I'm using debian sarge and the kernel is 2.6.10.
As well, I'm using the default kernel boot logos, so I haven't changed anything in the linux source directory before I compile the kernel.
Does anybody have any ideas?