Originally Posted by volkerdi
Glad to hear it's working!
Some time ago when issues relating to using the framebuffer with KMS modules/drivers first began to occur, I did make some changes to liloconfig. It defaults to vga=normal, says that is "the safe choice", and warns that some drivers are not compatible with a framebuffer.
I obviously missed seeing that vga=normal was the default. Framebuffers worked before this on this laptop so there was no need for me to disable them. Since there's no benefit to using them other than seeing the number of cores in the CPU (which I know without having to count penguins) there's no need to make further changes.
Again, thanks very much for pointing me to the solution,