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Old 03-31-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
i_8_tacos
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Console frambuffer problem


I compiled a new kernel (2.6.11.6) but i can't get the console framebuffer to work.
i enabled Framebuffer support, Radeonfb, vesa_fb (module), vga text console, and video mode select (the "vga=" option). But all i get on boot is just a black screen. I know its just a simple problem, becuase my system works, i can wait till it finishes booting and start X, but i can't see anything in the console.

also, do i need to enable one of the fonts options in the console framebuffer menu?


any help is greatly apreciated.

Last edited by i_8_tacos; 03-31-2005 at 10:19 PM.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 10:35 PM   #2
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Take a look here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...461#post660461
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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i looked at the post and made sure i had all the options enabled, and i STILL can't get it working!
I notice that i could find 1 option: CONFIG_PCI_CONSOLE
i looked inside .config with pico and i could find it either so i just added it manually.

I also have two different FrameBuffer drivers enabled.... Is it possible that they conflict?
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:41 PM   #4
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Vesa needs to be compiled in. (Module won't work )
 
Old 04-03-2005, 01:26 PM   #5
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the Vesa_fb IS compiled into the kernel.

i already tried removing the radeonFB driver but have had no success.i still see just a black screen.

im pretty sure its something i'm doing wrong, but i haven't found the problem.
i'll try to post my .config later.

thanks for the help/patience.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 11:42 PM   #6
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I still haven't found a solution to the problem, I really need help on this one.

i've tried to compile my kernel, after doing a make mrproper, over and over again. i cant figure it out
 
Old 04-05-2005, 12:02 AM   #7
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After correcting the values with the link I gave you here, did you actually recompiled and installed again the kernel?
If you did, post the relevant lines from your .config (Graphics support, Console display driver support and maybe some other).
 
Old 04-06-2005, 08:15 PM   #8
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Quote:
#
# Graphics support
#
CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_MODE_HELPERS=y
CONFIG_FB_TILEBLITTING=y
# CONFIG_FB_CIRRUS is not set
# CONFIG_FB_PM2 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_CYBER2000 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_ASILIANT is not set
# CONFIG_FB_IMSTT is not set
CONFIG_FB_VGA16=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y
# CONFIG_FB_HGA is not set
# CONFIG_FB_RIVA is not set
# CONFIG_FB_I810 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_INTEL is not set
# CONFIG_FB_MATROX is not set
# CONFIG_FB_RADEON_OLD is not set
CONFIG_FB_RADEON=y
CONFIG_FB_RADEON_I2C=y
# CONFIG_FB_RADEON_DEBUG is not set
# CONFIG_FB_ATY128 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_ATY is not set
# CONFIG_FB_SAVAGE is not set
# CONFIG_FB_SIS is not set
# CONFIG_FB_NEOMAGIC is not set
# CONFIG_FB_KYRO is not set
# CONFIG_FB_3DFX is not set
# CONFIG_FB_VOODOO1 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_TRIDENT is not set
# CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL is not set

#
# Console display driver support
#
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
# CONFIG_MDA_CONSOLE is not set
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FONTS=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y
# CONFIG_FONT_6x11 is not set
# CONFIG_FONT_PEARL_8x8 is not set
# CONFIG_FONT_ACORN_8x8 is not set
# CONFIG_FONT_MINI_4x6 is not set
# CONFIG_FONT_SUN8x16 is not set
# CONFIG_FONT_SUN12x22 is not set

#
# Logo configuration
#
# CONFIG_LOGO is not set
# CONFIG_BACKLIGHT_LCD_SUPPORT is not set
 
Old 04-06-2005, 09:01 PM   #9
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As you've enabled CONFIG_FB_RADEON_I2C, is the relevant I2C stuff therefore also enabled?

Device Drivers --> I2C Support
 
Old 04-07-2005, 02:49 AM   #10
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Do you use lilo or grub? Maybe the problem is with one of those.

I use lilo installed in the master boot record and use 1024x768x256 mode. Here are the relevant lines in the global section:
Code:
        boot = "/dev/hda"
        # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
        vga = "773"
Don't forget to rerun lilo after any changes!
 
  


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