I'm at a loss here and I really don't know what to do...
I am trying to setup my framebuffer using rivafb. whenever I boot, I end up with a 640x480 framebuffer.
My grub config has:
I tried 1024x768-16@60, and some more like that...
the funny thing is that if I run fbset 1280x1024-60, I get a nice 1280x1024 console... any ideas?
btw, when I use vga=795 to get vesafb, I get an "invalid mode specified"
I use the following without problems:
Do you have the rivafb built in or as module? If it's a module then it's no wonder that it doesn't work. I don't know if it works to enable both vesa and rivafb at the same time.
Mind that in newer kernels (it's in 2.6.12-rc1) there is nvidiafb, which should be better for TNT and newer cards. I didn't try it yet though.
when the module loads... the only thing I see that could cause problems is that vesafb is probably built-in...
I have read though that people got something out of rivafb built as module... I just can't for some reason
You can check dmesg for anything regarding vesafb.
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nothing about vesafb... I removed the vga= line so there shouldn't be anything there either
If you have it as module then giving the parameters in Grub won't work. You probably need to add them some way to modules.conf.
hummm... I'll look into that
it would make sense that it ignores the parameters passed through grub, because if I use "video=rivafb:mode-etc" I get the the same behaviour as using "video=rivafb"
It would be really nice to get the framebuffer at 1280x1024, since I managed to make a PKGBUILD for Twin that works... it would be like having a DE in console
how does one go about using the framebuffer (riva) and nvidia's own drivers at the same time? Last time I tried, it didn't let me.
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You shouldn't, as they trip on eachothers toes. I've used the nv drivers together with rivafb and that work perfectly. It's the price you pay for closed source drivers.