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Old 03-10-2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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kernel framebuffer

I just installed Debian Sarge using the RC2 installer on an Inspiron laptop with an 8 MB ATI rage mobility M4 video card. I chose the 2.6.8-1 kernel and the framebuffer worked during boot up with vga=771. I have tried repeatedly to compile a kernel and keep the framebuffer working, but I can't.

I tried recompiling the kernel using the same kernel configuration that the installer used. I didn't change anything in the custom kernel. However, when I reboot into the custom kernel, I get a blank screen during boot up. I have tried setting video=vesafb and video=aty128fb and both give a blank screen.

Any ideas? I am giving up for now.
Old 03-11-2005, 01:09 AM   #2
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Don't give up to soon.
try this
It may help

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Old 03-11-2005, 02:33 AM   #3
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do you have an inspiron 3800? if so i can send you my kernel config file. i've got just about everything working (plus 1024x768 console res) except the parallel port.


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