Re: Trying to achieve hi-res console (framebuffer)
At Mon, 15 Nov 2004 12:23:00 -0500,
H. S. wrote:
> Apparently, _Curt Howland_, on 11/11/04 10:13,typed:
> > Unfortunately, although I've been running 2.6 since 2.6.4, the
> > statement "vga=791" in lilo.conf has worked perfectly, just like it
> > did with 2.4.
> > Sorry.
> > On Thursday 11 November 2004 09:43, Kevin Collins was heard to say:
> >>Has anyone been able to use a 2.6.x kernel and get a hi-res
> >>framebuffer? Of those that can, can you post the relevent portions
> >>of your kernel config for me?
> Does it work properly in 2.6.9 as well? I tried this in Inspiron 5160
> and it gives me kind of noisy screen for the top 20% or so and the rest
> of the screen is blank.
> However, 2.6.7 works properly with vga=791.
It works for me with a custom kernel with only the vesa frame buffer. Sounds
like you are loading in someway an incompatible frame buffer (intentionally or
not). Happens for me with the mach64 frame buffer which doesn't work on my
laptop, but recognizes the screen, which leaves it blank or noisy.
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