Framebuffer or standard VGA ?
ollie at sis.com.tw
Tue Sep 10 06:22:01 CEST 2002
On Tue, 2002-09-10 at 15:56, Antony Stone wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 September 2002 2:14 am, ollie lho wrote:
> > On Mon, 2002-09-09 at 23:50, Antony Stone wrote:
> > > Hi.
> > >
> > > 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.
> > Do you want VGA frame buffer or not ?? If you want framebuffer for SiS
> > 630, you have to enable SiSFB Lite in the SiS LinuxBIOS patch.
> Yes, I can do that, and the framebuffer works fine.
> What I'm asking is whether I can boot LinuxBios *without* using the
> framebuffer device, and still get a display ? ie what you'd normally get on
> a 'standard' (non-LinuxBios) Linux machine if you didn't select framebuffer
No. You have to use framebuffer. LinuxBIOS does not init VGA.
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