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Old 07-09-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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Console Resolution Problem After Kernel Update


I use slack 9.1. After i compiled my new kernel 2.6.6 with the resolution and depth change enabled in kernel, my slack does not boot in the resolution i specified in lilo.conf and i login and startx.

After i startx, i log out, and my monitor becames unstable like lines are moving nothing can be seen on monitor and every text that should be on screen mixes up.

But i dont have this problem if i use it with it's initial kernel 2.4.22.

Does anyone has any ideas about this problem?

Old 07-09-2004, 09:18 AM   #2
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What does you call "resolution and depth change" in kernel ?
Old 07-09-2004, 09:26 AM   #3
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I think he refers to framebuffer, shockwave, see some posts ago these was discussed. I personally don't use framebuffer since i installed a 2.6 kernel.
Old 07-09-2004, 09:35 AM   #4
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Ok the tip to get it working is to make sure all related framebuffer features are enabled as built-in not modules, be carefull with that and check it twice.
Old 07-09-2004, 10:16 AM   #5
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also, use vesa frame buffer (I think it is written as vesafb in menuconfig), don't use a specific framebuffer for your graphics card. When I chose the option to use my ati radeon as frame buffer device it never worked properly. Don't know if this is an ati prob though.
Old 07-09-2004, 10:53 AM   #6
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Yes, you right (forget to mention this), this problem can appears with nvidia card too (I experienced that)

Option that work with nvidia :

# CONFIG_FB_VGA16 is not set
# CONFIG_FB_RIVA is not set


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