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SubjectRe: vesafb problem
On Thu, 27 Mar 2003 11:34:25 -0800
Walt H <waltabbyh@comcast.net> wrote:

> Jurriaan wrote:
>
> >
> > I had a similar problem with 1 Gb Ram, and received this answer on the
> > linux-kernel mailinglist:

<sip>

> > thunder7> framebuffer just fine (well, it doesn't work and writes
> > thunder7> funky patters to the screen, but at least
> > thunder7> ioremap_nocache() works fine).
> >
> > thunder7> What is the reason ioremap_nocache() fails? Is this
> > thunder7> something that can be prevented? I am not entirely clear
> > thunder7> on what is happening anyway (real memory, virtual
> > thunder7> memory, nocache-memory, io-memory - a little bit above

<snip>

> > This means with "mem=512M", you will probably have about 500M of
> > vmalloc space, which is more than enough to ioremap the framebuffer.
> >

<snip>

> > To see if this is it, booting with mem=512M would be a good test.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Jurriaan
>
> Thanks for the reply. That is indeed what is doing it. When I added
> mem=512M, I had two smiling penguins on boot :) My vid card does have
> 128MB Ram, but I also tend to agree that I'm not sure that the
> framebuffer needs to remap *all* of its memory. But, for now, I think
> I'll add the hack (256 << 20) to make it work. Any ideas if this might
> have unforseen bad effects? Might it screw up highmem I/O? Thanks again,
>
> -Walt


Strange I'm having the same problem, but I only have 256MB of memory and my GeForce 2 only has 32MB. This is what's on my messages file:


vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe0000000, mapped to 0xd0807000, size 32768k
vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=3
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:c060
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Looking for splash picture.... found (800x600, 13683 bytes).
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 82x30
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
[unhandled content-type:application/pgp-signature]
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