lilo that comes packaged with slack 9.1 doesn't recognize vga modes?
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Location: Rome, Italy ; Novi Sad, Srbija; Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu / ITOS2008
That id because most probably you didn't enable framebuffer support in the kernel you're using. You shoyld recompile and include framebuffer support and support for your card under the framebuffer options. Put it into the kernel, not as a module. Then install the new kernel and lilo should work in different vga modes. I still dont like framebuffer consoles.. They are considerably slower, although they do look nicer. Why not use a minimalistic WM and have a open aterm if you really spend so much time in console.