Re: VESA VGA Frame Buffer

Martin Mares (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 21:04:16 +0200

> On bootup, I got the same "invalid mode number" message when I entered 0303, so
> I selected (8) 030A and it all came up with the normal full screen of messages,
> I didn't see the logo, may be it came up when I was distracted.
> Now dmesg says for the first time ..........
> Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 132x43
> fb0: VGA frame buffer device, using 32K of video memory

No, you have selected a _text_ mode, so the normal text mode driver got used.

Anyway, it seems your VGA doesn't support linear frame buffer :(

Have a nice fortnight

Martin `MJ' Mares   <>
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
"Immanuel doesn't pun, he Kant."

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