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RE: framebuffer


On my Dell Inspiron 5000e, I have a 3D Rage Mobility card and I've
successfully enabled the framebuffer. The key I believe is to use
the VESA driver, not the Rage driver as it doesn't work ;) Once you
do this, change the lilo.conf entry vga=xxx to something like 
vga=0x307 which gives me a very nice resolution...

Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gabor Nagy [mailto:linux42@freemail.c3.hu]
Sent: 10 October 2001 22:00
To: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
Subject: framebuffer


Do anyone use framebuffer on something like this:
ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage P/M Mobility AGP 2x (rev 64)
This is a Compaq Armada M700, if maybe someone else has the same (what
about the built-in winmodem then?)

The ati mach64 fb driver starts happily with this card, but all I got
was the whole panel going white.

I could log in (without seeing a thing) changed the videomodes with
fbset, but couldn't get a barely readable output.

Do you know anything about possible differences between a CRT and an LCD
display timings? I suspect I wouldn't need all that information related
to an electron beam.


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