[Techtalk] configure deb's vga16fb framebuffer

Hamster hamster at hamsternet.org
Sat Nov 30 20:29:11 EST 2002


Thanks for you reply.

Unfortunately vga=ask does not pick up framebuffer modes offered by the
vga16fb module. It only works with the vesafb module.

Using the vga=ask parameter with the framebuffer device I'm using only returns
vga modes (not fb modes).

The vga16fb device is configurable through the append=video= paramter (not the
vga= ) but it seems noone has a clue as to the form that the arguments need to
take :)

I think a kernel recompile to include the more popular vesafb device is in



On Sat, 30 Nov 2002 02:40:44 +0200
Michelle Konzack <linux.mailinglists at freenet.de> wrote:

> Hello Hamster, 
> Am 20:38 2002-11-28 +0100 hat Hamster geschrieben:
> >Using those modes and vga=0x??? doesnt seem to work with vga16fb. 
> From the doco I've read, those modes are for use with the vesafb device.
> >This is the device that MDK includes in their kernel, and its working
> fine on
> >my MDK machine. 
> >
> >However the deb kernel uses the vga16fb which doesnt accept those
> modes or at
> >least that syntax at all. An attempt to do so just returns in'invalid mode'
> >from lilo. Docs in the kernel source indicate (without stating
> outright) that
> >the vga16fb device needs parameters passed to it via an append=video=???? 
> Make an entry in the /etc/lilo.con 'vga=ask' 
> Reboot your machine and press the right key (I do not know 
> exactly which, but <SPACE> continues, maybe <ENTER> is the 
> right) for viewing the modes...
> Have Fun
> Michelle
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