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Old 03-28-2004, 10:16 AM   #1
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New kernel working with 1 small problem


Hi All,

I finally managed to compile a working kernel anyway, when i boot my old kernel up (2.4.22) i get a icon in the top left corner as its booting and the resolution is 1024X something, (very nice) different fonts etc,

When I boot my new kernel (2.6.4), The resolution is 640x480 and i have no icon in the top left corner,

How can i make the icon in the top left corner appear again and make the resolution bigger,

This is all before i have to login, once i type "startx" everything is ok,


What have I missed from the kernel compile ?

thanks
 
Old 03-28-2004, 10:27 AM   #2
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Sounds like you missed framebuffer support for the console.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 10:50 AM   #3
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Where abouts is that option ?

thanks
 
Old 03-28-2004, 10:55 AM   #4
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Check in the graphics support section. There should be a sub section on console display driver support and select Framebuffer Console Support. I usually compile it into the kernel rather than make a module since I think it is needed before modules are loaded.
 
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Found that thanks, I now have the logo in the top left, but the resolution is still very small, any ideas ?

thanks for the help so far
 
Old 03-28-2004, 12:16 PM   #6
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You fix your framebuffer resolution using your /etc/lilo.conf file. Open it in a text editor and uncomment the vga= line for the resolution you want (be sure all the other vga= lines are commented out). Be sure to run lilo so that the change is picked up and then reboot.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 01:16 PM   #7
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Ive edited the lilo.conf file, but this have not fixed the problem, I will explain a little more of my problem,

When i boot, I get to the lilo bit, this is fine, I then select my kernel image and press enter, this is where the resolution goes really small, i get the logo in the top left, but the res is so small, im on about the screen where you have to login with user and pass,

how can i increase the res of this screen,

i hope someone knows what im on about,

thanks
 
Old 03-28-2004, 01:51 PM   #8
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I think Hangdog said it all really, but look again in lilo.conf

# 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

uncomment the one you want, (I like vga=773)
 
Old 03-28-2004, 02:04 PM   #9
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You could also use the vga=normal in which case you won't be using framebuffer at all, but the same sort of resolution you get see on your LILO screen.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 05:40 AM   #10
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Hi

I have edited the lilo.conf, uncommented vga=791, commented the old line, run /sbin/lilo.conf,
I then rebooted, and found no difference, Thanks for all your help, but ive decided to go without framebuffer support for now anyway,

I would like to thank all you guys fopr helping me,

# 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


thanks.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 02:27 AM   #11
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If you dont compile the kernel with (video select) option then
editing the /etc/lilo.conf, to change the display resolution has no effect,

I recompiled the kernel with this option, and edited the /etc/lilo.conf file to use frame buffer 1024X768X64K, ran lilo.conf, rebooted and everything went back to normal.


Thanks again for your help
 
  


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