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Re: External monitor with Compaq Presario 1600

Yes actually, I am using kernel framebuffer. But in X I am not using the
kernel framebuffer. I suppose I could try a new kernel without framebuffer
support. It still is a mystery why it wouldn't work in the BIOS maybe, or
at least to me, and I still need a boot disk to see if it works in DOS 8)

Thanks for the hint, maybe it will turn up something.

On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, Heather Stern wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 10:28:05PM +0200, Arjen Verweij wrote:
> > I was playing with this some more, and I discovered that I /can/ swap
> > physical displays in the lilo-menu screen before I choose a boot option,
> > but this functionality is lost after choosing Linux. I can also swap in
> > W2K, but not in the BIOS.
> >
> > It's really puzzling to me why I can swap in lilo but no in Linux.
> >
> > Can anyone help me out?
> > Regards,
> > Arjen
> Curious.  Are you using a framebuffer feature in the linux kernel you
> select?  (You can tell because if so, a cute little penguin is painted
> in the top left corner as the boot messages begin).
> LILO *usually* starts in text mode; perhaps it is unhappy about doing
> this in graphics mode.  And under a framebuffer, everything, even text
> consoles, are really in a graphical mode.
> * Heather Stern * star@ many places...
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