[nSLUG] Frame buffer console(s) won't go away
bbaydar at gmail.com
Tue May 20 09:21:14 ADT 2014
If you want a text console you have to specify one of the text modes. 80x
25 should be "vga = 3840".
Found a list of most (all?) of them here:
On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 3:34 AM, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:
> This may be a bit Slackware-specific. Or not. Googling turns up
> people who want to turn frame buffer console *on*.
> I can't make the frame buffer console(s) *go away*. Old guy, y'know?
> Tiny text is the pits.
> lilo.conf has "vga = normal" and lilo has been run.
> System begins boot in standard VGA text, then switches to frame
> buffer. The switch happens at the point marked in the dmesg excerpt
> fbcon.txt (in the src Documentation/fb dir) has rather arcane
> suggestions for "detaching" fbcon. I've hung the machine a couple of
> times trying that stuff.
> I just want the consoles to run in "normal mode", 80x25. Is there a
> fix? A workaround? Why does lilo.conf fail to do the job? Is the
> presence in lilo.conf of append="vt.default_utf8=0" (put there by
> setup at install) causing this?
> Tnx for any pointers.
> - Mike
> Slack 14.1, kernel 3.10.17, Panasonic CF-48 laptop, X/twm but no KDE.
> --- Excerpt from dmesg ---
> [ 0.000000] Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
> [ 0.000000] console [tty0] enabled
> [ 9.903856] [drm] radeon: irq initialized.
> [ 9.905225] [drm] Loading R100 Microcode
> [ 10.037417] [drm] radeon: ring at 0x00000000EC001000
> [ 10.037554] [drm] ring test succeeded in 1 usecs
> >>>>> Console switch happens here <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> [ 10.038217] [drm] ib test succeeded in 0 usecs
> [ 10.095694] fbcon: radeondrmfb (fb0) is primary device
> [ 10.169577] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
> [ 10.245614] radeon 0000:01:00.0: fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer
> [ 10.245700] radeon 0000:01:00.0: registered panic notifier
> [ 10.255635] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.33.0 20080528 for
> 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
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