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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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