I finally got a framebuffer console to actually WORK on my Inspiron
4100 with its GeForce2 GO under Sarge 2.4.21 by compiling with only
VESA framebuffer and 16-color VGA framebuffer support in the kernel.
Now, though, the framebuffer works fine until the screen goes to sleep
for a moment and then when it comes back on, it seems to think that
the first line of the console is 3/4 of the way down the screen. I
tried to `reset`, but that didn't change a thing. When I Ctrl-L to
clear the display, the prompt goes right to that ...