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[directfb-dev] Re: Savage driver not working for me

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CONFIG_FBCON_CFB8 made no difference I'm afraid.

I have also been fiddling with the vga= parameter in lilo.conf. I have set it to vga=ask so it will ask me for a video mode.

When it asks for the video mode, the menu is titled "Video adapter: VESA VGA" which doesn't seem right. After I select a mode, it then goes to the kernel panic I mentioned in my first post.

Perhaps the kernel is trying to call a non-existant VESA driver. Do I need to add any kernel parameters to make it use the savagefb driver ?

What should I set the vga= parameter to ?

Alex Song wrote:
try enabling CONFIG_FBCON_CFB8 in your kernel config

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Pierce []
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 5:45 PM
To: Alex Song
Subject: [directfb-dev] Re: Savage driver not working for me

Thank you for taking the time to help me out. Here is my kernel config. As you can see, I have savagefb installed (not as a module) and I have removed vesafb. I hope this is the correct way to set it up.


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