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Old 01-04-2006, 08:52 AM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.15-Stable doesn't support 132x60 console?


I installed kernel 2.6.15-Stable yesterday using the same .config file as previous compiles however, it doesn't boot to the normal (for me) 132x60 console.

dmesg reveals the following:

nvidiafb: nVidia device/chipset 10DE0110
nvidiafb: EDID found from BUS1
nvidiafb: Unable to detect which CRTCNumber...
...Defaulting to CRTCNumber 0
nvidiafb: Using CRT on CRTC 0
nvidiafb: MTRR set to ON
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 100x37
nvidiafb: PCI nVidia NV11 framebuffer (32MB @ 0xF0000000)
vesafb: cannot reserve video memory at 0xf0000000
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xf0000000, mapped to 0xd3980000, using 3072k, total 32768k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=0
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:0ed8
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: Truecolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
vesafb: Mode is VGA compatible

Everthing worked normally with kernel 2.6.14.5 and previous. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Kent
 
Old 01-04-2006, 09:30 AM   #2
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If you are using the nvidia proprietary driver, it may be incompatible with the new kernel. You could try using the most recent driver from nvidia. It's not uncommon for the nvidia driver to break with a new kernel and they usually come out with a fix pretty quickly.
Whenever I compile the nvidia driver it does complain about the "rivafb" driver being compiled into the kernel. It doesn't seem to matter but I do get that warning message. I used to put this in the append line of lilo.conf which you can also try:

video=rivafb:off

It probably won't help but it's worth a shot. I'd also check the nvidia website forum and see if others are running into this problem. There may be a workaround posted.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 09:49 AM   #3
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I'll try that; so far I've only used the driver that comes with the kernel.

Thanks,
Kent
 
Old 01-04-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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Actually, recompiling the kernel with nvidia framebuffer support as a module instead of built-in solved the problem. Installing the driver from nvidia caused a completely new problem that I'll have to research. When I run 'startx' the screen goes black and the keyboard locks.

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