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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.14.4 [intelfb problem]
Sebastian Kaergel wrote:
> Hi,
>
> after installing 2.6.14.4 I'm no longer able to use my intelfb-console.
>
> .config is exactly the same as with 2.6.14.3, but 2.6.14.4 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
with...

>
> lilo.conf:
> vga=791

...this parameter.

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

> image=/boot/2.6.14.4-3
> append="video=intelfb"

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

Tony
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