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Old 08-31-2005, 06:49 AM   #1
snickwad
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Console resolution.


Hi, I have upgraded the kernel to 2.6.13, but seem to have lost my 1024x768 console in doing so. The lilo.conf is unchanged and shows vga=791 (1024x768x64k) and was fine until I compiled the new kernel. Have I missing something in the kernel config?

I have tried changing lilo.conf to read vga=normal, running lilo, rebooting and then setting it back to vga=791 etc to no avail.
Its got me stumped, any suggestions please?
 
Old 08-31-2005, 07:03 AM   #2
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Hi,

Looks like you don't have the correct fb setting in your kernel config (or it's a module and it's not loaded).

Don't know what brand graphics card oyu have, but vesafb (general fb) should get you going again. It's probably better to use one that is compatible with your graphics card. I have a SiS 301 frame buffer device and have choosen sisfb (vesafb also works, but is disabled).

Just in case: Device Drivers -> Graphics support (-> Console display driver support)

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 07:21 AM   #3
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the frame buffer support should be compiled inside the kernel, not as a module.
(I haven't tried to compile it as module and use it in initrd to tell you if this works), but in most cases it's better to compile it inside the kernel.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 11:48 AM   #4
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Thank you both. Following your directions, found I did not have frame-buffer support for the on-board SIS630/730 graphics, but the vesafb device works perfectly. Now all I have to do, is find the bt878 driver support..........

Thanks again.
 
  


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