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sirphoenix 02-11-2004 07:39 AM

Problems with Kernel 2.6.2 (sorry posted it in wrong forum before)
 
hi, i havent found a solution for this yet.

i am running sid/sarge debian on my comp. before i was using 2.4.24 and 2.4.20 and everything worked fine.
yesterday i copied my old .config to the new kernel source, set up the kernel and compiled it.
when i boot with my old lilo (vga=791) the screen will stay blank. as soon i remove the vesa setting it works but using a terrible low resolution.

so i didnt compile framebuffer support into the kernel it seems, but i did. as well i checked the box for vesa driver.

i am running a nvidia geforce card, in case this should be relevant.

is there anything else i missed or is this thing just buggy within the new kernel??? i need this new kernel due problems with some other hardware. as well i am nosy ;-)

thanks for help

apepost 02-11-2004 08:48 AM

What does the video relative parts of your /etc/X11/XF86Config (or similiar file on your system) look like?

sirphoenix 02-11-2004 12:59 PM

thanks for answer.

sorry my question wasn't clear. x11 is working fine. i am writing this message within KDE under 2.6.2.

the only problem is that i have no console at the moment. it seems that something is missing. if i add vga=791 to my lilo.conf the screen stay black. as i remove this option my screen wont be blank but i will get a resolution of 640x480 or something similar in my console....

within 2.4.24 everything was fine choosing VESA console or smth like this and turing on Frame buffer device.
in 2.6.2 only frame buffer device option is left it seems...

any suggestions?

bnice 02-11-2004 03:26 PM

Quote:

so i didnt compile framebuffer support into the kernel it seems, but i did. as well i checked the box for vesa driver.
Did you also check "Framebuffer Console Support"?

sirphoenix 02-12-2004 01:59 AM

yes i checked it. anything else i could forget???
do i need to compile a driver for my nvidia geforce now?? (x11 is working without it at the moment) console doesnt.

sirphoenix 02-12-2004 02:04 AM

sorry ive read your answer again. fb CONSOLE support. not sure if i checked it. is it within the console menu? i checked every checkbox within this menu to be sure ;-)
i am not able to check if its enabled atm (at work). ill do it this evening. thanks for help meanwhile :)

S_Warlock 02-12-2004 02:26 AM

Selution to your problem
 
set your vga to normal in your lilo.conf.
Change vga=791 to vga = normal then save and tape lilo no errror then reboot.

/ Teo

sirphoenix 02-12-2004 02:34 AM

Re: Selution to your problem
 
Quote:

Originally posted by S_Warlock
set your vga to normal in your lilo.conf.
Change vga=791 to vga = normal then save and tape lilo no errror then reboot.

/ Teo

ya it will solve one problem. i will have a console again. but this console is with a terrible resolution :-) i wont work with this resolution. even MSDOS has a better one.

Kroenecker 02-12-2004 03:10 AM

Um yeah I have had this same problem too, but there is a simple solution. You just have to recompile your kernel. This time make sure to include the proper fonts in the compile. I dont recall off the top of my head where they are exactly BUT you will know when you find them. There are two that you should select 8x8 and 8x16 or something like that. Whatever the case is, if you dont select (maybe at least one but ive always selected both of) these fonts, then I am sure that you will be blackscreened.

がんばって

Later.

Ok Im nice doubleplus nice. I checked for you:
Graphics support --->
Console display driver support --->

<*> Framebuffer Console support x x
x x[*] Select compiled-in fonts x x
x x[*] VGA 8x8 font x x
x x[*] VGA 8x16 font

You should be golden

sirphoenix 02-12-2004 08:21 AM

got another source for help within another thread. in case someone has the same problems.

http://www.linuxquestions.org./quest...652#post752652

ill post if FB_CONSOLE is working again or not when i recompiled. thx for help meanwhile.

sirphoenix 02-12-2004 11:03 AM

oki just to clear things out:

with these settings fb for console wasn't working:
Code:

#
# Console display driver support
#
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_MDA_CONSOLE=m
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_PCI_CONSOLE=y
# CONFIG_FONTS is not set
CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y

#
# Logo configuration
#
CONFIG_LOGO=y

as well this one was enabled:

Code:

#
# Graphics support
#
CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_CYBER2000=m
# CONFIG_FB_IMSTT is not set
CONFIG_FB_VGA16=m
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y
CONFIG_FB_HGA=m
CONFIG_FB_RIVA=m
# CONFIG_FB_I810 is not set
CONFIG_FB_MATROX=m
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_MILLENIUM=y
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_MYSTIQUE=y
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_G450=y
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_G100=y
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_I2C=m
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_MAVEN=m
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_MULTIHEAD=y
CONFIG_FB_RADEON=m
CONFIG_FB_ATY128=m
CONFIG_FB_ATY=m
CONFIG_FB_ATY_CT=y
CONFIG_FB_ATY_GX=y
# CONFIG_FB_ATY_XL_INIT is not set
CONFIG_FB_SIS=m
CONFIG_FB_SIS_300=y

trying to disable config_fonts now.

sirphoenix 02-12-2004 01:15 PM

finally i got it.

the way i dit it:
i deleted the original source from www.kernel.org and downloaded the new kernel-source-2.6.2.deb via apt-get.
i used the old config file and reran the compile the debian way (make-kpkg) and installed the kernel. now it works and i have even 2 penguin logos at boot time hahaha.

i think there was a patch missing. debian doc says there are some debian patches applied to it...

well its working. :-)

thanks for help everyone


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