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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 3:36 am    Post subject: Geforce 3 + Framebuffer? Reply with quote

ok, i have a geforce 3 and i want to get the frame buffer working. I know it would work with the nvidia fb option, but i run into the problem found here: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=545&highlight=nvidia+framebuffer

i tried enabling VESA fb support in the kernel, but no /dev/fb0 is setup :(

what am i missing?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using devfs?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes

oh yea, to be specific, my system is Geforce 3 Ti 500, on a P4 system with 768MB ram
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the nvidia fb doesnt really work. just use the vesafb and use the options given in the frame-buffer howto @ linuxdoc.org
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

enable support for frame buffer then i compile in nvidia riva support....vesa vga graphics console....advanced low level driver options.....and finally select compiled-in fonts

also in grub add a vga= option...i choose vga=788 but you can play with it depending on your screen size and preferance.
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