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Old 11-24-2005, 08:55 AM   #16
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I tried the command and chose default 8x16. It looked fine and I was hoping it would last. Then I switched back to X with ctrl-F7 and then to console and the font was back in the ugly big 8x16.
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I wonder if it will change back if I compile my kernel without enabling 8x16 fonts.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 10:23 AM   #17
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framebuffer works well with nvidia driver, the thing is to make
sure that the kernel hasn't CONFIG_FB_VGA16 feature built-in
(which is enabled in the default kernel I believe)
Well, as I've said earlier I've got it compiled in the kernel and have no problems with framebuffer. YMMV, I suppose.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 11:40 AM   #18
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I just searched my .config for CONFIG_FB_VGA16 and there isn't one, are you sure thats the correct name?
 
Old 11-24-2005, 01:26 PM   #19
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Yes the name is correct, try : grep CONFIG_FB_VGA16 .config

ciotog> I had this problem with a gForce 440 MX card, maybe that
depends on the graphic chipset, I don't know
 
Old 11-25-2005, 07:12 PM   #20
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I was thinking of buying a new graphic card, so I could play newer games like Doom3 and Quake4. I've heard that Matrox cards have a good Linux support. Is this true? Can Matrox card run new games? Is it expensive?
You must be joking. The 3d performance of Matrox cards is crap. I have a g550 and I can't get any 3d at all. Newer cards are hardly any better. For Doom3/Quake4, you're going to want a pretty recent card. I have a Radeon 9800 Pro and Doom3 jerks around with a lot on screen.

As for the framebuffer, i"ve used vesafb with several geforce cards with no problems. keefaz's suggestions should have worked. How is it not working? You just get a text console?

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Can the problem be in that I havent got fb device in /dev? Can I add it somehow, maybe with udev or something?
mknod /dev/fb0 c 29 0
 
Old 11-26-2005, 08:40 AM   #21
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Yes the name is correct, try : grep CONFIG_FB_VGA16 .config
Thats exactly what I did - btw this is 2.6.12 I'm using. Maybe it's a later addition?
I do however have CONFIG_FB
 
Old 11-27-2005, 10:36 AM   #22
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Hey, I got it working. I don't know how the hell I did it but it sure is working. Thx a lot
 
  


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