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Re: framebuffer w/tp760el and trident

On Tue, 29 Aug 2000, Pat Mahoney wrote:
>the kernel.  On boot up it merely says VGA 80x25.  I suspected my bios is
>not vesa 2.0 compliant, but when I set kernel to vga=ask, it says VESA
>somewhere in there (not sure exactly where).  When I probe for more modes,
>it finds none.  Entering standard vesa modes returns "invalid mode."
>I talked to IBM and the technician told me that vesa 2.0 is a very old
>standard.  My laptop was made in 1993.

I was under the impression that VESA 2.0 was out in about 1995 and device
support came later.  If your laptop was produced in 1997 I wouldn't have
counted on it having 2.0 support.

>If I compile the VGA framebuffer (16 color), I get a boot logo :) (which, at
>the end of the boot process, changes to messed up colors??).  But I cannot
>get to 800x600 using fbset.  It says "ioctl FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO: Invalid

You can never change the mode of the VESA frame-buffer in any significant way
with fbset regardless of anything else.

Try putting "vga=788" in /etc/lilo.conf , read
/usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt for more details.
But if vga=788 doesn't work then probably nothing will.

My current location - X marks the spot.

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