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Old 02-26-2004, 09:36 AM   #1
Mugatu
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console display problems after kernel compile


i just compiled kernel 2.6.3 in Slackware. now when i boot the computer up, the text in the console is much bigger than i'd like it to be (i'd like more rows and columns to be displayed like when i was using the 2.4.22 kernel). no matter what i change the settings to in /etc/lilo.conf it still stays the same. if i edit /etc/lilo.conf to say vga=ask, then it asks me, and it looks like it briefly uses different row and column settings, then reverts to the way it was before. not only that, but every time i boot into my old 2.4 kernel, the screen is completely blank, except for a blinking cursor which moves depending on what's being shown on the screen. if i let it boot up and log in for instance, i can see the cursor move to the right every time i press a key, but i can't see anything else. this happens every time regardless of what i put in /etc/lilo.conf under my 2.4 kernel. is there any way to change the rows/columns used in the console? i'd like to change the resolution and refresh rate as well. is there any failsafe way for me to be able to boot into my 2.4 kernel?

i did compile it with all this crap btw:

# Graphics support
#
CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y
#
# Console display driver support
#
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_PCI_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y

#
# Logo configuration
#
CONFIG_LOGO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_MONO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_VGA16=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_CLUT224=y
 
  


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