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Re: No console from X

On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 07:57:45PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 12:45:16 -0400, Ed Jabbour wrote:
> > I haven't rolled my own since my gentoo days.  I run 2.6.26-2-686.  It looks 
> > like yours but for CONFIG_FB_BOOT_VESA_SUPPORT, which is not an option at 
> > all.  Not that it's not set - it doesn't exist in the kernel.
> I suspect that is normal for this older kernel. (My kernel is from the
> 2.6.29 series.)

Stock Debian kernel:

root@box:~# less /boot/config-2.6.26-1-686 | grep CONFIG_FB_BOOT_
(no output)

root@box:~# less /boot/config-2.6.26-1-686 | grep CONFIG_FB_ | wc -l

less /boot/config-2.6.26-1-686 | grep FB_VESA

root@box:~# less /var/log/syslog.0 | grep buffer
May 20 00:19:21 box kernel: [    2.328556] vesafb: framebuffer at 0xfd000000, mapped to 0xc8880000, using 3072k, total 8128k
May 20 00:19:21 box kernel: [    2.367161] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
May 20 00:19:21 box kernel: [    2.405249] fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device

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