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Old 02-08-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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Installed 2.6.10 kernel on 10.1 and now I can't see command line...


Hey all

Well last night I installed the 2.6.10 kernel. Everything went good but now when I boot into the kernel I can't see anything. My screen goes black. (I don't have it auo boot into x, it boots into command line)

Well if I wait a bit and then log in (without being able to see anything) and then do startx then I am able to see and then as soon as I log out again, I can't see anything. The monitor goes black.

Does anybody know what is doing this?

Thanks
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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Did you make sure to compile in framebuffer support and the fonts that go with it? That's what was my problem last time that happened to me.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:20 AM   #3
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Well I don't remember installing them since there was so much.

I went thru everything must the main thing i added was support for the emuk101 driver for my sound card. Everything else basically stayed the same as my old config.

I don't even knew where to start looking to fix this
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:41 AM   #4
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Can anybody else help me? I searched google.com/linux with no luck and have no idea were to start looking to fix it.

Thanks
 
Old 02-08-2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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su to root and edit your lilo.conf and change your vga= option to say // i guess do this from X
vga = normal
if this works (and i hope it would) then get a list of supported framebuffer modes for your vid card
lilo -T video
and set the vga option appropriately

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after changing your lilo.conf be sure to run
lilo
and then reboot
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:05 PM   #6
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ok I did the lilo -T video and it show supported frambuffers I guess. I had mine at 1024x768x256 but it didn't show up ... only 800x600x256 showed up along with ones below that. So then I did /sbin/lilo and not I am going to reboot and see if it works. I will post back.

Thanks for the help
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:09 PM   #7
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ok I changed the number from 773 to 771 and rebooted but I still couldn't see. Now I am going to put vga = normal and see if that works

report back
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:13 PM   #8
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changed it to vga normal and it works



thanks sio
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:22 PM   #9
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not sure why your framebuffer isn't working, I'm not familiar with what all is compiled into the 2.6.10 kernel *shrugs*
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:31 PM   #10
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well it sucks but nothing I can do!

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