new patch for kernel

Michal Moskal malekith at
Mon Feb 19 15:36:40 CET 2001

On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 03:12:42PM +0100, Tomasz Kłoczko wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> > 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). 
> Know You why and/or is it bug or facture in current VesaFB code ?
Nope. It's general problem with vesa-anything. You can
only set mode when in 16-bit. I don't think they will fixit
(svgalib handles it somewhat).

> > 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).
> I have also problems with initialize FB from module on sparc console :>

Does sparc have text console? Wow! I thought it only works
with gfx mode...

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