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Old 07-31-2006, 06:21 AM   #1
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cannot run in frame buffer mode in gentoo

I am trying to get my new gentoo install up and running but the recent upgrade to a newer kernel has resulted in startx on working and moaing about "cannot run in frame buffer mode"

the older kernel 2.6.16-r13 ran fine with the vesafb option on. can someone tell me how i may fix this and get it to boot into kde?
Old 07-31-2006, 10:54 AM   #2
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I think I solved it, i removed the VESA framebuffer module from the kernel and loaded the nividia modules with a correct xorg.conf file. seems to work


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