Bug#279648: kernel-source-2.6.9: no console on vga mode
On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 11:08:47AM +0100, Maximiliano Pin wrote:
> I have the same problem. I don't use initrd. I compile framebuffer static:
> The same exact configuration worked on 2.6.5.
> I also tried setting the new CONFIG_FB_MODE_HELPERS, with the same results.
> You talked about closing this bug, but I believe the bug is only closed for
> those using initrd. I understand the debian/postinstall you indicated
> generates an initrd, which I don't need.
I would suggest that you are experienceing a differrent problem.
The problem for most people seems to relate to the
vb modules not being inserted and thus the console being blank.
That is trivially fixed by making sure the right modules end
up in the initrd image.
The problem you are seeing would seem to be that the driver is
present but it the console is still not working. Are you sure
that _all_ the drivers you need are compiled in or available as modules?