Re: Framebuffer with nVidia GeForce 2 Go on Dell Inspiron 8200

From: Giuseppe Bilotta
Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 06:04:15 EST

James Simmons wrote:
> > 1. The vga framebuffer works. I can even bring the monitor to 800x600
> > in tweaked VGA mode.
> Cool :-) I assume you mean the vga16fb driver.

Yes :)

> > 2. The VESA framebuffer does not work. Apparently, the card is not
> > detected as VESA-compatible. (I'm not 100% sure about this --how can
> > I check if this is indeed the case?)
> Are you sure. Take a look at your vga= parmeter. What is its value?

I tried vga=ask, and no VESA modes are detected.

> > 3. The Riva framebuffer doesn't work either. It detects the video
> > card all right, understands that I'm running on a laptop and thus
> > with an LCD monitor, but as soon as I "touch" it (be it even just
> > with a fbset -i to find the information), the screen goes blank or
> > has some very funny graphical effects (fade to black in the middle,
> > etc). The system doesn't lock up (I can still blind-type and reset
> > it), but I can't use it.
> >
> > Does anybody know what could be wrong?
> That is a bug in fbcon layer. Now that I have my home system back up I
> plan to test my radeon card to track down the bug that was preventing the
> layer from properly resizing the screen.

Is there a particular reason why it would blank out even when just
asking for information, without changing any setting?

Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

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