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Re: killing the penguin - SOLVED!

Thanks Andrej!!! Your solution worked. Placing the parameter:


into GRUB's menu.lst file (or lilo.conf for anyone who still runs
lilo) gets rid of that nasty framebuffer console. My console is
now just text - no more penguins floating around the screen.

Robert Storey

On Sat, 21 Dec 2002 12:04:15 -0200
andrej hocevar <ah@siol.net> wrote:

> 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?
> 	andrej

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