All I can say at this point is that it didn't work without specifying
the kernel argument. As far as 2.6.8 goes, it didn't work period. I
tried it with the kernel arg and it didn't work, but it did work with
2.6.12-rc4 and 188.8.131.52. However again, I did need to explicitly give
them the append=video... arg to get them to work, without it didn't. If
you know of another way, then that would be great. You can probably get
in contact with Ben since he obviously has much deeper insight into
this situation than I.