Re: Custom Kernel - Tux Boot-Time Logo Vanished Horror :)
* Nick Boyce (email@example.com) [030302 22:51]:
> On Sunday 02 Mar 2003 5:04 pm, Sebastian D.B. Krause wrote:
> > "Console drivers -> Frame-buffer support". You can only see this
> > option when you enable "Code maturity level options -> Prompt for
> > development and/or incomplete code/drivers".
> Thanks guys - I've tried that now and it worked - well sort of worked
> ... I configured the console frame buffer driver for my card (Voodoo 3)
> and I now have Tux appearing on boot up as desired, except there's a
> slight difference between my new kernel's output and the bf24 kernel
> output : there's now a blank white area appearing to Tux's right,
> stretching all the way to the right-hand side of the screen - this area
> is just normal black with the bf24 kernel.
> I guess the bf24 kernel incorporates some kind of generic frame-buffer
> driver that behaves differently from the Voodoo 3 one. I'll have a
> play with this.
> BTW: I'm slightly surprised that an "experimental" feature is enabled in
> the default Debian release boot-floppies kernel. I wonder how
> experimental it is.
I think the "experimental" tag probably refers to specific features of certain
video cards. For basic VGA frame-buffer support, "experimental" may not
be accurate anymore (??).