Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Digest Number 1555
- Look through the gentoo message bases. If you're using any of the kernel sources from the past few months, there is a source file for your vesa frame buffer that you have to modify to increase your framebuffer size. That's what had me going in circles for a while. shoot me an email with your grub/lilo config and the output of your dmesg in a text file and I'll see if I can't spot the problem better. If it is the source code modifying fix, if you can't find it, i'm sure I can dig it up out of their bases and send you the link. The positive side of modifying the source is you can use genkernel instead of compiling it manually.
oh, and which kernel source are you using.
Hope this helps.
In a message dated 11/24/2003 8:53:00 AM Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 01:13:01 -0500
From: Sam Michaels <sam@...>
Subject: Bootsplash and framebuffer on i2600
I have bootsplash and framebuffer working on my other Gentoo box, but
not my i2600.
It would reject any video modes over 256 colors so I have to send the
following to the kernel:
It doesn't display the picture. I've done everything including creating
custom bootsplash images and config files. I see Tux when it switches
to 1024x768 and then Tux goes away after a few seconds.
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe8000000, mapped to 0xc880a000, size 832k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x8, linelength=1024, pages=0
vesafb: protected mode interface info at a4f3:1f5f
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
I'm using the A04 BIOS. Any insight would be appreciated.
At the very least there's more text that fits on the screen in 1024x768