Framebuffer activation

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Feb 1 08:15:41 CST 2005

On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 02:46:39PM +0100, Mikael Eriksson wrote:
> Vincenzo Ampolo wrote:
> >As i know to start the framebuffer you should add "vga=792" for 1024*768
> >at 24 bits per pizel framebuffer. After that you will be able to change
> >settings using "struct fb_var_screeninfo" (in some cases). 
> Perhaps we should switch to vesafb-tng, as it allows compiling vesafb as
> module that can be inserted after boot.

The Ubuntu kernel (via Debian's modular-vesafb.dpatch) already allows
that, although perhaps not in the best possible way.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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