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Old 03-01-2002, 10:35 AM   #1
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Question Kernel 2.4.5 Lilo vga=X option?

1) I have been using Kernel 2.2.19 and i upgraded to 2.4.5 but i can't get LILO to pass it's vga=ask (or vga=somemode) to the kernel. With the old 2.2.19 kernel this option worked fine and i could have my console use any supported vga mode i wanted but Kernel 2.4.5 refuses to accept the vga=ask option and always boots in vga=normal.

I enabled 'console video mode selection' in the kernel befor i compiled it.
And i ran /sbin/lilo after making modifications to /etc/lilo.conf so those two are not problems. Does anybody know how i could make the kernel use a vga mode i specify?

2) The new 2.4.5 kernel works fine but i get a couple of "modprobe: can't locate modules somemodule" errors and i get "no socket drivers loaded!" warning but everything seems to work fine. Should i be worried about these warnings?

Thanks for any help in advance!

Old 03-01-2002, 02:31 PM   #2
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Did you enable frame buffer support in the kernel also? Also, in the section of which i cannot remember, you'll wanna enable VESA support. As for modules not being found, you may be trying to load a module that wasn't compiled as one accidentally.
Old 03-02-2002, 04:43 AM   #3
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hmm, i cant find that anywhere in Menuconfig for kernel 2.4.5. All that i found that is relevant to console VGA modes is "Enable VGA text console" and "Video mode selection support" and i compiled both.
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance.



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