2.4.2-pre2 -- vesafb gives broken virtual terminals.

From: Miles Lane (miles@megapathdsl.net)
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 05:41:39 EST

I just gave 2.4.2-pre2 a spin on my laptop. This machine
has a Neomagic MagicGraph 128XD (2160) video chip.
My .config included:

        # Console drivers

        # Frame-buffer support

Notice that "CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y" is defined twice
(not that this has anything to do with my VTs not

This config fails to give usable VTs. When I try to
switch virtual terminals, all I get is an underscore
in the top left part of the screen. Also, XFree86
won't load. It keeps giving me an error about
being unable to use VT number 2.

The broken config gives this log output:

Feb 9 01:16:36 agate kernel: Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Feb 9 01:16:49 agate kernel: vesafb: framebuffer at 0xfd000000, mapped
to 0xc5800000, size 1984k
Feb 9 01:16:49 agate kernel: vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16,
linelength=2048, pages=0
Feb 9 01:16:50 agate kernel: vesafb: protected mode interface info at
Feb 9 01:16:50 agate kernel: vesafb: scrolling: redraw
Feb 9 01:16:50 agate kernel: vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5,
Feb 9 01:16:50 agate kernel: Console: switching to colour frame buffer
device 128x48
Feb 9 01:16:51 agate kernel: fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device

If I turn off the framebuffer stuff, I can boot fine and
the virtual terminals work.


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