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Re: killing the penguin (framebuffer)

On Sat, Dec 21, 2002 at 07:49:23PM +0800, Robert Storey wrote:
> On bootup, I simply want to boot into a text console. I've turned
> off gdm, and that gets rid of the graphical login. Unfortunately,
> it seems that I boot into a VESA framebuffer. At the console
> there is a penguin on the top left corner, and my text is not
> proportional (the bottom line of text scrolls off the bottom of
> the screen). I want to be able to see all the text, and kill this
> penguin (OK, I like animals, but not on my computer screen -
> reminds me of Microsoft's Clippy).

If this is the only problem, try playing around with fbset or use
a different driver for the framebuffer.

> In SuSE and Mandrake, I've seen this before. It's usually due to
> a line in lilo.conf (or grub's menu.lst) saying "vga=771" or some
> other number. Setting it to "vga=normal" gets rid of it. But that
> doesn't work in Debian. Somewhere is a setting to turn off the
> VESA framebuffer so I can just boot into plain text, but I
> haven't been able to find it.

Maybe video=vga16:off helps?

echo ${girl_name} > /etc/dumpdates

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