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Old 04-30-2002, 09:45 PM   #1
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Question Framebuffer Console

I am having trouble getting the framebuffer console working on my box. During a new install, I select it and it works; after I recompile my kernel using 2.4.5, if I don't set vga = ask in lilo.conf, I don't get any video. Anyone know how to fix this?
Old 04-30-2002, 09:49 PM   #2
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edit your lilo.conf file in /etc to read vga = whatever and then run /sbin/lilo to make the changes.. and that should make it so you don't have to type vga = whatever at the lilo prompt...
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If I change the vga= (anything except ask) then I get no video at all. I have lilo set up to boot my old kernel as well and if I set the vga = 791 then that one will work with the framebuffer, but not the new kernel. When I recompiled my kernel, there was no option for framebuffer in the Console area.
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when you compile your kernel--make sure to enable :
*Code maturity level options
|-Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers

then go to :
*Console drivers

you know what to do now,right?!

good luck
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I was able to enable framebuffer console after i did that, but i still get no video on boot. I'm using an ATI Radeon 8500, could that have something to do with it?
Old 05-01-2002, 02:19 PM   #6
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I believe there's a setting under/near the frambuffer setting (in the kernel configuration screens) which refers to "Special Video mode" or "Special VGA Mode" - sorry, I'm at work w/o LINUX.

Check in there and see if you find something similar. Enable that and you should be good to go. I'll post the exact info. when I get home.

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thanx for all of the help that last one got it and its running beautifully now


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