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#1 2005-08-27 15:01:00

Machiavelli
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Registered: 2005-08-24
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fbsplash and vesafb-tng help!

I've compiled the archck-sources with vesafb-tng support:

[root@gatubarn kernel26archck]# cat config | grep VESA
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA_STD=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA_TNG=y

The reason I did this was that my console became crap after switching from the X-server to a regular console, or killing the X-server (I am using tv-out). I heard vesafb-tng was the solution and decided to give it a go.

Here's the grub menu.lst part:

[root@gatubarn grub]# cat menu.lst | grep archck
        kernel /vmlinuz26archck root=/dev/hda4 video=vesafb:1024x768-32@72 splash=verbose,theme:darch quiet CONSOLE=/dev/tty1

It *boots* fine... like it did without the vesafb-tng support. Which I guess goes to prove that vesafb-tng works. However, when killing X or switching to another console the screen just turns black and everything just freezes! The only way out of this seems to be hard reboot.

Any ideas?

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#2 2005-08-28 13:59:08

Machiavelli
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Registered: 2005-08-24
Posts: 92

Re: fbsplash and vesafb-tng help!

After checking the fbsplash page I decided to try disabling SMP in the kernel configuration. This morning I rebooted with the new kernel installed and everything seems to work.

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#3 2005-09-04 18:16:37

mdk
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From: Helsinki/Finland
Registered: 2005-04-04
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Re: fbsplash and vesafb-tng help!

Is there any solution to the "slow scrolling" in vesa-tng? I have nvidia and I'm runing the console at 1024x768x32@85. It's totally unusable for any serious editing job since the redrawing is so laggy. And this is a 2500Mhz machine.


MDK
Open Source Software Operations/Nokia
michael.kostrzewa (at) nokia.com

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#4 2005-09-04 20:51:08

dtw
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Registered: 2004-08-03
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Re: fbsplash and vesafb-tng help!

I have never been impressed with vesa-tng

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