Re: Framebuffer bashing
On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 06:49:02PM +0100, Dimmock Nick wrote:
> Just returned to Debian after a little hiatus and installed Woody. It's good
> to be back, but I'm having vesa framebuffer problems, in that attempting to
> configure it seems to get me nowhere. If I follow the Framebuffer-HOWTO that
> comes with Woody, I can set LILO to vga=ask and enter a value, and it can be
> seen to work briefly, but is discarded as soon as Tux appears and a VGA
> 80x25 mode kicks in. I really want to get back to a framebuffer-free vga=10
> mode - can I do this without a kernel recompile? I get the feeling this is a
> dumb question, but I'm in something of a relearning phase, and previously
> I've either chosen a VESA-free default login or compiled a kernel without
> it. This time round t wasn't there, or (more likely) I missed it.
> Failing a removal of the framebuffer, how can I change the default
> resolution? /var/log/messages shows a "Console: VGA+ 80x25" entry early on
> in bootup - where can I set this?
You should be able to just remove the 'vga=' section from your kernel
arguments. That should cause it to revert to the standard console.