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Re: Framebuffer in Debian



On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 02:54:42PM -0400, Jeff Flowers wrote:

| Can I run a framebuffer console with 2.2r6?  For example, can I
| download or enable a kernel module for this or will I need a newer
| kernel then is present in 2.2r6?

Yes.  Actually, I don't know if the 2.2 kernels support fb, but I know
the 2.4 kernels do.  You should upgrade anyways.  What video card do
you have?  Some of the better ones (eg matrox) have framebuffers
specifically for them.  Many other "modern" cards (like my SiS6326 and
an ATI something-or-other here) support the VESA standard and work
with the "vesa" framebuffer.  For vesafb, here's my kernel and boot
loader configs :

Kernel :

CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y
CONFIG_FBCON_ADVANCED=y
CONFIG_FBCON_MFB=y
CONFIG_FBCON_CFB2=y
CONFIG_FBCON_CFB4=y
CONFIG_FBCON_CFB8=y
CONFIG_FBCON_CFB16=y
CONFIG_FBCON_CFB24=y
CONFIG_FBCON_CFB32=y
CONFIG_FBCON_VGA_PLANES=m
CONFIG_FBCON_VGA=m
CONFIG_FBCON_FONTS=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y


Grub :

title       Debian GNU/Linux (2.4.18-custom.3 , 1280x1024x24)
    root        (hd0,0)
    kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-custom.3 root=/dev/hda1 read-only video=vesa vga=0x31B
    #                                                                             ^^^^^^^^^
    boot

HTH,
-D

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