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Old 05-07-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
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2.6.11.8 and standard console?


I've tried compiling 2.6.11.7 and 2.6.11.8 and they both seem to automatically choose a framebuffer console which is 640x480. I can't seem to get out of it (640x480) and choose a higher resolution, even if I do edit lilo.conf and choose 791 or any other choices.

I just want to use the standard linux console but I don't have the slightest clue.

I'll be compiling 2.6.11.8 from source soon. Any ideas on how to pick the standard linux console to run by default?
 
Old 05-07-2005, 03:29 PM   #2
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I have these options with 2.6.11.8 for a nvidia board:
Code:
CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_MODE_HELPERS=y
# CONFIG_FB_TILEBLITTING is not set
# CONFIG_FB_CIRRUS is not set
# CONFIG_FB_PM2 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_CYBER2000 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_ASILIANT is not set
# CONFIG_FB_IMSTT is not set
CONFIG_FB_VGA16=m
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
# CONFIG_FB_HGA is not set
CONFIG_FB_RIVA=m
# CONFIG_FB_RIVA_I2C is not set
# CONFIG_FB_RIVA_DEBUG is not set
# CONFIG_FB_I810 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_INTEL is not set
# CONFIG_FB_MATROX is not set
# CONFIG_FB_RADEON_OLD is not set
# CONFIG_FB_RADEON is not set
# CONFIG_FB_ATY128 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_ATY is not set
# CONFIG_FB_SAVAGE is not set
# CONFIG_FB_SIS is not set
# CONFIG_FB_NEOMAGIC is not set
# CONFIG_FB_KYRO is not set
# CONFIG_FB_3DFX is not set
# CONFIG_FB_VOODOO1 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_TRIDENT is not set
# CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL is not set

Last edited by zord; 05-07-2005 at 04:36 PM.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 03:33 PM   #3
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And does that default to the "standard linux console" instead of the 'framebuffer console'?
 
Old 05-07-2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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To be honest I don't know what you mean by that.

To use a higher resolution in a terminal you need to use a framebuffer.
For that you need framebuffer support compiled in your kernel.
Then add vga=775 to lilo.conf, and your terminal will be 1280x1024.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 05:39 PM   #5
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Thanks for 'trying' to help.

I don't want to use the 'framebuffer console' I want to use the 'standard linux console'.

eg.

You know when you Install slackware 10/10.1 initially, and when you get to the 'install lilo' part, you get to choose what resolution you want. There's a 'safe' option and it doesn't use the 'framebuffer' it's called 'standard linux console the safe choice' or something like that.




When I compile 2.6.11.7 or 2.6.11.8 it uses a framebuffer console and it defaults to 640x480.



Quote:
Then add vga=775 to lilo.conf, and your terminal will be 1280x1024.
As I said in my first post I can't change the option, it still goes back to 640x480.

Again, I don't want to use the framebuffer console. Just the 'standard linux console'.

This problem hasn't been resolved yet. Please post your suggestions
 
Old 05-07-2005, 08:16 PM   #6
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Problem fixed. Just chose not to inclued framebuffer in the kernel config.

Last edited by houler; 05-07-2005 at 08:19 PM.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 10:10 PM   #7
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You can also make the kernel to not use framebuffer by passing vga=normal in lilo.conf file.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 10:31 PM   #8
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Originally posted by gbonvehi
You can also make the kernel to not use framebuffer by passing vga=normal in lilo.conf file.
I tried that before, but it would still boot to framebuffer 640x480.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 10:39 PM   #9
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Weird, maybe you didn't run lilo that time? From lilo.conf's man page and my personal experiences:
Quote:

normal: select normal 80x25 text mode.
 
Old 03-10-2007, 09:04 AM   #10
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Running console app from desktop shortcut

My xHarbour executable runs fine in standard linux console with ibm852 encoding, when I run it manualy, opening terminal, selecting Session, New Linux Console, ...etc.

Now I created a shortcut on desktop (link to application), which runs a shell and my application, but not in standard console (but in a default shell ?) and with wrong encoding.

How should I set up the shortcut to run executable in standard linux console? I am using Fedora Core 6.

Thank you!

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