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On Sat, 05 Jan 2002 08:35:05 +1000, Donovan Nagel staggered into the
Black Sun and said:
>> I have set in my LILO.CONF
>> Now whenever I go back to console mode my screen is all funky. The
>> starting point of the prompt, and text is close to the far right
>> 1. Has anyone encountered this b4?
>> 2. What is the Cause?
>> 3. How do I correct this?
> Yes, I had a similiar problem... you'll need to compile framebuffer
> support into your kernel.
If framebuffer support weren't in Flipmode's kernel, then he would
notice it immediately. The penguin logo that a framebuffer-enabled
kernel shows on boot is present if the framebuffer has started up
correctly, absent otherwise. Info is also present in the first ~100
lines of "dmesg" as well as /var/log/boot.log (or wherever Slack keeps
the boot log.)
X and the framebuffer sometimes have weird interactions. This is
probably what's really going on. If we knew which graphics card you
have and what version of X you're running, that might help. You can get
rid of the weird interactions by using the X Framebuffer server, but
that is a *really* bad idea.
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