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Old 12-21-2003, 03:57 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
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high res console

i got the 2.6.0 kernel source about an hour after it came out (no complaints, absolutely great. love the new arrangement for menuconfig and the new tree souds like a great idea.) and i used to have my console at 1024x768 resolution. now when i boot up with the vga=773 (i think it's 773. i have it right in my lilo.conf anyway) line in my lilo.conf i get a blank screen. nothing gets diplayed. what do i need in the kernel to have this resolution? i have an nvidia nforce card, by the way, and i'm in slackware 9.1, if my distro is relevant.
Old 12-21-2003, 04:30 PM   #2
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make sure u compiled framebuffer into your kernel (i had that same problem)

the blank screen is because the kernel won't accept a framebuffer
if you want to get back into linux, at the lilo prompt, type vga=normal and you should see everything work

framebuffer in the kernel config will only show if you enable code maturity level to show "incomplete drivers" and select the other things up there as well

then go down until you see framebuffer stuff (can't remember where it is) but select your video card and mother board and it should work (ya, kernel recompile required)
Old 12-21-2003, 04:35 PM   #3
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thanks a lot. now that i think about it left the framebuffer out of my previous kernel compile a while ago and had to go back and put it in. another compile isn't gonna be a problem for me beacuse i already sripped it down and saved my configuration, so i'll just add in the framebuffer and recompile it. 2.6.0 seems to compile a lot faster than my last 2.4 comile, if i recall correctly. or maybe that's just me.


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