Re: VESA VGA Frame Buffer

Adam Fritzler (
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 17:30:17 -0700 (MST)

Same exact problem here. I'm using a #9 Imagine 128s2r2.


On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Iusty Pop wrote:

> After compiling and trying the 2.1.111 kernel for 2 days, I still can't
> make it to boot into graphic mode with VESA Frame Buffer. My computer
> is a 200MHz Pentium MMX, an Ali motherboard, 32MB SDRAM, 3D Labs
> Permedia 2 graphics
> chipset (the board is a Creative Labs Graphics Blaster Exxtreme
> card with 4MB RAM). The bios is AMI Bios and I enabled some wierd
> 'Primary Frame Buffer: 4MB' and 'VGA Frame Buffer: Enabled' options. If
> I compile with VGA Frame Buffer, I see at boot (or when I load it as a
> module):
> fb0: VGA frame buffer device, using 32K of video memory
> so it gets activated. When I pass a param to vesa (video=vesa:memmove)
> it shows up in syslog, but it doesn't init vesa mode. Even when I
> disable
> VGA frame buffer and use only vesa, nothing.
> I tryed to boot into dos, load univbe 6.51 which has vbe 3.0 and
> then with loadlin to boot with vga=??? but the also it doesn't work
> right:
> Invalid mode ID.

Adam Fritzler | | Animals who are not penguins can | can only wish they were. | -- Chicago Reader | 15 Oct 1982

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