new patch for kernel

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at
Mon Feb 19 14:17:15 CET 2001

On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 02:11:13PM +0100, Tomasz Kłoczko wrote:
> BTW. Anyone found some information how to use FB if was kompiled to module
> ?
modprobe the_module

But this won't fork for VesaFB, as Vesa videomode can be only initialised
on startup (before the kernel enters protected mode). 
So the VesaFB and all modules needed by it must be compiled into kernel 
(now some parts are compiled as modules, so when vesa mode is enabled in
lilo.conf kernel won't start!). Other frame-buffer drivers can (and IMHO should)
be compiled as modules (but you won't get boot logo on those frame-buffers).


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