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Re: lilo.conf--vga=ask doesn't; APM

Nikolaj Richers <nrichers@nexus.yorku.ca> writes:

> I do have one question about /lilo.conf/: I'd like Linux to use 480
> pixels vertically rather than the 400 scans it seems to use by default. 
> So I read and read and read, and eventually came accross the 'vga=ask'
> entry for lilo.conf. Only, it doesn't ask anything, just boots
> up as it usually would, at 400 scans. Is this broken or am I missing
> an obvious step?

Did you run lilo after modifying your lilo.conf?  (This is the obvious
step.  You might have missed something less obvious.)

You can also try this out by pressing Alt or something at boot to get
the LILO boot: prompt, and type something like "linux vga=ask" there.

> Also, I thought that /APM support/ is in the post-1.3.something kernel.
> I get the message that there is no APM support in my 2.0.27 one and 
> kerneld doesn't seem to load it either. I had dselect install the APM
> package. Can this be set straight short of re-compiling the kernel? 

APM support can be in a 2.0.27 kernel if it's compiled in.
Recompiling your kernel isn't too bad, if you make sure you have all
the information about all your hardware and use "make menuconfig" or
"make xconfig".  make-kpkg is supposed to make it easier too, although
I haven't used it.

                Carey Evans  <*>  c.evans@clear.net.nz

		 "Double, double, toil and trouble, /
		   Fire burn and cauldron bubble."

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