Thanks for the response... I did exactly the same thing just now with another "test" kernel and it still gives me a blank screen. I did a similar command "grep FB .config" in my linux directory and it responded with exactly the results that you have. I set up my kernel line with a vga=ask so that it'll ask me on boot (and I have tried hardcoding it too). I've tried all sorts of combonations. 0x301, 0x312, 0x318, 0x305... none of them work. What's really weird is that the stock kernel with frame buffers works, I just can't compile one to work! :( Any other ideas?