Re: 2.1.112: Console funnies _almost_ cured

James H. Cloos Jr. (
31 Jul 1998 04:57:13 -0500

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael L Galbraith <> writes:

Michael> My machine won't boot if I use (scanned) VESA fb modes (card
Michael> switches ok, but box goes beepitybeepbeep forever or until
Michael> CtrlAltDel at which time beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee) which I
Michael> think is my AMI bios, so was booted in plain vga fb (80x25).

AFAICT, the scan option does not list vesafb compatable VESA modes at
all. Just try ones like 301, 303, 305, 307 (at the ask prompt; at the
LILO prompt use 769, 771, 773, 775 for those four).

Also, the consensus seems to be use vgacon rather than vgafb


James H. Cloos, Jr. 

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