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Old 11-12-03, 08:42 PM   #1
youngil choi
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Hi everybody

I have made a board with geforce4 420 go.
I want to use framebuffer to it.
Now, can I do it?
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Old 11-13-03, 11:06 AM   #2
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Provided your kernel has the module necessary, which would be "vesafb", (you don't want to use "rivafb" and nvidia drivers at the same time) you should be able to use the framebuffer without any problems. However, the only way to know is to try and get it to work, since many people do run into issues that shouldn't be happening.

The general process, is simple enough. You add kernel commandline parameters to tell the kernel to use differnet vga modes, and viola! However, you might find that it isn't that simple on some machines. Don't know till you try.

add vga=ask to the kernel command line in your boot loader, then when you get asked which mode to use, enter a few and see if it works...
there are alot of framebuffer modes, I don't remember how the table is built, but I use 792 which is 1024x768.
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