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Re: Getting uvesafb to work on Squeeze

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 5:14 PM, Frank Steinmetzger <Warp_7@gmx.de> wrote:
> On ye olde Gentoo I was a happy user of uvesafb at my laptop’s native
> resolution of 1400x1050. A while ago I installed Squeeze, and naturally, I
> would like it to also have a tiny console font. (The “Tiny Console Font”
> thread is what got me into investigating this issue again). :o)
> I’m attaching some relevant information. According to dmesg, uvesafb is
> loading, but fbset -i tells me that I’m running the normal VESA fb. I don’t
> mind really which one runs, as long as I can use my resolution. Setting the
> VESA mode via the kernel’s vga= parameter also wasn’t satisfactory. At my
> preferred mode 0x347 or 0x348, I got a 320x240 screen. The biggest mode I
> got running was with 1280 horizontal resolution.
> When I originally tried to find out how to set up uvesafb, I remember always
> having read that I had to compile my own kernel. Could that be the cause? I’m
> running a normal stock 2.6.32-5-686. My graphics card is a Geforce Go 7600.

If you are using grub2, try changing the values of
to your required resolution and run

You might also need to set
rather than
but I'm not sure about this.

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