Do Dapper kernels not support vesafb? It seems not.

Miles Lane miles.lane at
Sat Mar 11 03:13:47 GMT 2006

On 3/10/06, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 04:41:51PM -0800, Miles Lane wrote:
> > I have tried specifying "vga=0x027e" on my kernel append line.  This
> > works with Fedora Core, but I just get a black screen with Dapper.
> They do, but as far as I know 0x027e isn't a valid VESA mode number.

I have a 1280x768 TFT laptop display.  The special VESA mode is 7e.
I am able to get 1280x768 resolution in Fedora Core 5 Test3 using

I wonder why Fedora's works and Ubuntu Dapper's doesn't?


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