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Old 06-17-2003, 12:13 PM   #1
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RedHat 9.0 Frame Buffer Support


im trying to install frame buffer support on the 2.4.20-XX Kernel on RedHat 9. unfortunately when I do a make xconfig, under console drivers frame buffer support is shaded out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 12:34 PM   #2
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enable the "experimental features" section in ... code maturity i think
 
Old 06-17-2003, 01:13 PM   #3
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The standard Redhat kernel has framebuffer support so I hope that's not the only reason you're compiling a kernel.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 01:31 PM   #4
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Acid thanks, I appreciate it. zmedico, i dont know where you got that it has support already, every article I have read from RedHat declares that it doesn't. I think rebuilding the kernel in redhat is a smart thing regardless of what little tasks you want to complete.
 
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framebuffers are nearly always enabled by default. never found one that wasn't compiled with vesafb in it, ceratinly redhat always do. maybe you'er reading docs about a matrox framebuffer or some other specialized bit of kit?
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:17 PM   #6
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I think rebuilding the kernel in redhat is a smart thing regardless of what little tasks you want to complete.
Sure, why not? The kernel-source rpm includes config files for all the standard kernels.
 
  


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