Originally Posted by unSpawn
Weird. "menu.lst" is just a symbolic link to grub.conf. Adding "vga=792 video=intelfb" to the /boot/grub/grub.conf kernel line works OK.
I have not had time to try it again I will do so today but I was having other issues with video because of the Xen kernel. That might have been causing the framebuffer issue as well.
I'll update this reply with an answer if it works or not.
Yeah so it was the xen kernel that was the issue. I was having nvidia driver issues with it and once I went to the regular kernel with out xen the fb worked just fine.