[BETA PATCH] VESA mode support for syscons

Sascha Wildner saw at online.de
Mon Sep 6 13:04:09 PDT 2004

Cyrille Lefevre wrote:

> there are two more problems :
> - vidcontrol 132x60 doesn't work anymore, I've to say : vidcontrol MODE_268

This is strange. It works here. I can enter 'vidcontrol 132x60' and it 
switches to that mode.

> - mutt doesn't display anything in any modes.

I just installed mutt and have it running under 1600x1200x16 (MODE_286 
on my machine). Looks okay here.

I've had other people reporting problems that I could not reproduce here 
with my Matrox Millenium G200 and two nVIDIAs. I also have some issues 
myself that others don't have.

> yes, moused is running and the mouse is ok on other text virtual terminals.

The mouse pointer is drawn the same way as the text. If there's text, 
there should be a mouse pointer. Is it completely invisible? Could you 
check if commenting out the lines

if (!on)

right at the beginning of vga_pxlmouse_direct() in scvgarndr.c makes any 

> see attachments (for instance, dmesg isn't in verbose mode, but I will
> on monday).

It would be nice if you could send that anyway so I could save it with 
your mail. Could you also put 'options VESA_DEBUG=2' in your kernel 
config? Thanks!



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