Re: Vga console in 2.1.112pre2 broken

Geert Uytterhoeven (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 18:00:12 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Martin Mares wrote:
> > Yes. If multihead works between vgacon/mdacon/fbcon, that's fine for me.
> > Too many people get confused by the difference between vgafb and vgacon.
> OK.
> > But then vesafb no longer has a fallback in case you forget to supply the
> > correct `vga=' option?
> I think you can simply use both vgacon and fbcon+vesafb now and both
> of them start only if they find the right video mode.

You're right. If there are no frame buffer devices found, you'll get whatever
console was installed before. Let's hope people do not forget to enable vgacon
then, or they'll be stick with dummycon :-(



Geert Uytterhoeven           
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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