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    SubjectRe: [2.1.116] vga=extended still half-way broken
    On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Benjamin Redelings I wrote:
    > Hi, 2.1.116 works for me. (modular sound SB16, PCI NE2000, UP PPro 166)
    >
    > However, the new console stuff still appears to be broken. If I choose
    > vga=extended, I get
    >
    > Console: colour VGA+ 80x50
    > ...
    > Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x25
    > fb0: VGA frame buffer device, using 32K of video memory
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    >
    > The text is small enough that I could, theoretically get 50 lines on the
    > screen, but after the kernel messages start getting down to around line
    > 25, new next is written ABOVE previous text! This continues until new
    > text is written about the top o the screen. I think it is because the
    > scrolling code things the screen is 80x25.

    Do not use vgafb, but vgacon. Vgafb supports 80x25 only and will be removed in
    the near future.

    Greetings,

    Geert

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    Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
    Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
    Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium


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