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Old 01-23-2009, 01:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy No display on console with Nvidia TNT2

Hey All

OS: Slackware 12.2

Built a custom kernal and suspect I missed something, When booting the new kernal the system console goes blank. accessing the system via SSH I can see the system boots completely up so it's a display issue. I've tried booting specifiying different display options via vga=ask. when booting with anything flaged as VGA the console loads and can be read, anything flaged VESA displays a blank screen.

I've included a few txt files referencing some information that might be helpfull
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File Type: txt lspci.txt (827 Bytes, 8 views)
File Type: txt dmesg.txt (13.6 KB, 12 views)
File Type: txt config.txt (36.5 KB, 5 views)
Old 01-24-2009, 03:52 AM   #2
Didier Spaier
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Your configuration is really stripped down as I compare your .config's size (37393 bytes) and e.g. config-generic-smp- (89505 bytes).

It will help if you tell us:
- what is your hardware
- why you need a 2.6.28-1 kernel (this is not obvious when looking at the output of lspci)
- why did you remove so many devices (e.g. no USB, but you have an USB controller)

[EDIT]I did notice some important difference between you .config and mine, regarding support for frame buffer devices and console display driver support.

For instance, in my .config I have CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y, you have CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE is not set.

And you have CONFIG_FB_BOOT_VESA_SUPPORT=y, this seem to be a new option; I would avoid it.

More generally I would keep Pat's settings for everything regarding support for frame buffer devices and console display driver support and see if everything works; if yes make one change at a time _if_you_really_need_it_.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 01-24-2009 at 06:31 AM. Reason: Error in reporting .config's size


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