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SubjectRe: Linux [intelfb problem]
Sebastian Kaergel wrote:
> Hi,
> after installing I'm no longer able to use my intelfb-console.
> .config is exactly the same as with, but doesn't
> switch to fb at all. Just the normal console appears.
> dmesg output:
> <snip>
> intelfb: Video mode must be programmed at boot time.
> <snip>

This means that the BIOS was unable to switch the adapter to graphics mode

> lilo.conf:
> vga=791

...this parameter.

Sometimes, this is just a problem with the bootloader not recognizing
the option parameters.

> image=/boot/
> append="video=intelfb"

'cat /proc/cmdline' should confirm if your options where actually passed
unchanged to the kernel.

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