[nSLUG] Frame buffer console(s) won't go away

Baha Baydar 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:
http://lifeforce4.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/a-more-complete-vga-resolutions-list-for-grub-and-lilo/



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
> below.
>
> 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
>
>      [snip]
>
> [    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
>
>     [snip]
>
> [   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
> device
> [   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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