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Old 01-23-2004, 01:42 PM   #1
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2.6.1 Display settings

I am trying to upgrade my kernel to 2.6.1. I'm pretty sure I got it, but when I try to boot into it from lilo, it says the bios check is successfull then the screen goes blank. I'm pretty sure it is sill working because I can wait for a while then type in my name, password, and then halt and the computer shuts down, but I can't see anything. Could I have not installed the correct display drivers into my kernel. My card is a ATI Mobility M6. When I tell it to load my old 2.4.22 from the kernel, it works perfectly. Any ideas?
Old 01-23-2004, 02:51 PM   #2
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It sounds like a framebuffer issue. recompile with only basic VESA framebuffer support, see if this helps. If there's a specific framebuffer driver for your card, enable it.

Sorry, I can't help much more... display problems like this are the hardest because you can't see any of the error messages.

Old 01-23-2004, 08:23 PM   #3
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thanks that did it


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