Framebuffer or standard VGA ?

Antony Stone Antony at
Mon Sep 9 11:41:01 CEST 2002


I'm using LinuxBios on an SiS630 motherboard (PC-Chips M810L).

Is is essential to use the framebuffer device for video output under 
LinuxBios, or can I boot it into a 'standard VGA' mode ?

I tried changing HAVE_FRAMEBUFFER=1 to =0 and also removing it entirely from 
my config file, but I just got no video output at all - the serial port told 
me everything else was starting up okay though.

If it is essential to use the framebuffer, is there any way to change the 
refresh rate, because I'm using an old monitor which loses the top & bottom 
of the screen (it doesn't have a vertical size control :-(   ) when I boot 
under LinuxBios.

Hope someone can help,



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