VesaFB / VGAfb on 3DLab Permedia2

Etienne Lorrain (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 17:37:23 +0001


That is just a report that this vesa 2.0 compatible
video card is not working on 2.1.111:

LILO: linux video=vesa vga=ask
when "scan", only text mode are reported,
none of 0303 0788 ... are accepted.

LILO: linux video=vga
even does not work.

In the two options, the screen is approximately
correct until the first scroll and the line:
console: colour VGA 80x25

Then, nothing reach the screen, but I can connect
blindly and start X.

Note: this card even crash the DOS software WHATVGA,
and is more a wincard a la winmodem... It seems to
be a VESA 2.0 card without BIOS graphic mode...
I am not sure of the "config", but I answered Y to
approximately everything (grin) - I still had a
"#warning what do we do here" or something like that
in fbmem.c...


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