Re: disable fbcon in Debian Wheezy (Live)?
>>>>> Camaleón <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>> On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 06:28:49 +0700, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
>> How do I disable fbcon in Debian Wheezy? I'm using a custom Debian
>> Live image, and it switches to fbcon as soon as it can get to the
> What VGA chipset?
> I would wonder why the right driver cannot be loaded instead.
It's not the implementation that bothers me at the moment, but
rather the approach. VGA console works for me, and I see no
compelling reason to switch. Especially given the necessity to
configure at least the resolution (BTW, I've tried fbset(8), but
it apparently refuses to set either 640x512 or 1280x1024) and
the font (though setfont(8) works correctly.)
Also, I guess that fbcon (in certain configurations) may be
incompatible with KVM over IP solutions (see, e. g., ), and
while I'm not using one at the time, I'd be hesitant to using
fbcon on the servers under my control.
Moreover, I see that the reboot(8) operation was changed from
going through the BIOS to re-initialization of just the kernel.
There, the shutting down kernel instance doesn't switch off to a
VGA text mode, which is contrary to the assumptions of the
starting instance, thus resulting in a screwed display for the
initial stages of the boot process.
Otherwise, fbcon works pretty much correctly for the case in
question. As per lsmod, the driver is i915.
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