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Hi, I have been trying to get a framebuffer console going under RH9. Thanks to the pointer to the Framebuffer HOW-TO I have managed to get a frambuffer console going at 1024x768. The only problem is the refresh rate is 60Hz which to me is extremely painfull. No from the HOW-TO I have to update lilo.conf with something like append = "video=vesafb:1024x76875" My current lilo.conf is listed below. If I add an extra line with the above append I get a problem when running lilo. If I add the "video= ..." at the end of the exiting append, Iilo works, ...

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    Default Problem with frambuffer config with lilo

    Hi,

    I have been trying to get a framebuffer console going under RH9.
    Thanks to the pointer to the Framebuffer HOW-TO I have managed to get
    a frambuffer console going at 1024x768. The only problem is the
    refresh rate is 60Hz which to me is extremely painfull.
    No from the HOW-TO I have to update lilo.conf with something like

    append = "video=vesafb:1024x76875"

    My current lilo.conf is listed below. If I add an extra line
    with the above append I get a problem when running lilo.
    If I add the "video= ..." at the end of the exiting append, Iilo
    works, but when I reboot, I get a kernel panic to the effect
    that it cannot find initrd or something.
    How does one add the above option without breaking anything else ?

    Regards
    Anton Erasmus


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    timeout=50
    default=linux
    boot=/dev/hda
    map=/boot/map
    install=/boot/boot.b
    message=/boot/message
    vga=ASK
    lba32

    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8
    label=linux
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
    read-only
    append="root=LABEL=/"

    Anton Guest

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    Default Re: Problem with frambuffer config with lilo

    You do not state the version of LILO that you are using. Some old versions
    (>2 years old), had a very low limit on the number of characters in the
    parameter string passed to the kernel. Red Hat for one distributes a version
    of LILO that is >3 years old, and entirely obsolete. 22.5.8 is the current
    release (Oct 2003).

    Secondly, are you using a second "append="? Only one is allowed; kernel
    parameters may occur in any order, and are separated by a space. Quotes
    around the string are mandatory.

    --John


    On Mon, 19 Jan 2004 20:45:18 +0200, Anton Erasmus <net> wrote:
     

    JohnInSD Guest

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    Default Re: Problem with frambuffer config with lilo

    On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 18:22:45 GMT, JohnInSD At san DOT rr dot COM
    <com> wrote:
     

    Thanks,

    It looks like it is the standard old Lilo provided with RH9. So far I
    have not been able to find a RH9 RPM of the new version. I will
    try and use the tar ball.
    I saw that the lilo rpm on the fedora site is also an old version 21
    point something.

    Regards
    Anton

     [/ref]

    Anton Guest

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    Default Re: Problem with frambuffer config with lilo

    The LILO distribution links are at:

    http://freshmeat.net search for "LILO"

    --John



    On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 22:16:24 +0200, Anton Erasmus <net> wrote:
     
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >It looks like it is the standard old Lilo provided with RH9. So far I
    >have not been able to find a RH9 RPM of the new version. I will
    >try and use the tar ball.
    >I saw that the lilo rpm on the fedora site is also an old version 21
    >point something.
    >
    >Regards
    > Anton
    >
    > [/ref][/ref]

    JohnInSD Guest

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