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Old 01-10-2007, 08:01 AM   #1
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what is framebuffer mode?

I am running openSUSE 10.2 on a desktop. I cannot change my screen resolution or the color depth because it is running in framebuffer mode. The config is AMD Athlon64 2800+ 512 MB ram. on a jetway mboard. the graphics are onboard. I have the following questions:

1] What is framebuffer mode?
2] Can I change it to normal mode?

Old 01-10-2007, 09:05 AM   #2
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1) framebuffer is something like a graphical console . You don't run your programs on normal Xserver you just use framebuffer. It's alternative to X servers
2) Yes, you can install Xorg if you don't have it, and use it to deal with your desktop environment.
if you have it try just startx


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