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Old 02-20-2006, 08:02 AM   #1
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framebuffer console resolution and cd writter troubles

ok this is my lilo.conf:

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
timeout = 300
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256k
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/
root = /dev/hda8
label = Slack
# Linux bootable partition config ends

everything was ok before i compiled a new kernel (as u can see and then the framebuffer console doesnt have a "penguin" on the left top of the screen and the resolution is deadly... u can see letters from the plane i think!
how to get it back to the old good 1024x768x256 resolution?

and the 2nd problem is my cd writter lg 52x32x52. its recognized as a hard disk! i've set it up in the fstab (there wasnt it at all in the storage media even before i compiled the kernel) as /dev/hdd (its set up as secondary slave) ican mount it and work, everything is ok but that its recognized as hdd??? i didnt try to record anything with it yet but i doubt it will do anything...
anyone help?
Old 02-20-2006, 08:37 AM   #2
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1) Did you compile in support for Frame buffer devices + video mode selection support

2) It's normal for cd/dvd to be hd*.
Old 02-20-2006, 02:23 PM   #3
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i did that works now but still no "penguin"...
and for the cd-rw, i cahnged the icon for it and all the icons for the HDDs turned into yellow cdwritter icons!! lol! i cant believe its such a stupid miss...
Old 02-20-2006, 02:36 PM   #4
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I think theres another setting for logo in the kernel
Old 02-20-2006, 03:57 PM   #5
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Compare your kernel .config with pat's 2.6.13 or 2.6.14 kernel .config(from SW10.2 or Current download pages) to narrow down what you need to get everything working smoothly. Happy Slacking
Old 02-20-2006, 10:35 PM   #6
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I also have had this same problem with the frame buffer.

on 2.4.29 it works fine - when i compiled 2.6.15 i am forced to use: 'vga = normal' in my lilo.conf

all the other options failed.
I have checked back a number of times now whne i am trying to set other things up and i included all the pengiun logo's and everything else that looked related..

Is there somehing specific we should be looking for.

Im logged into windows right now but from memory there was something i left out called 'framebuffer consule - debugging support' i think..
Old 02-21-2006, 05:58 AM   #7
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All you should need is Framebuffer, and Video Mode Selection. They need to be compiled in "*", not selected as modules "M"


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