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Re: [SLE] How to disable framebuffer? VGA options?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 20:22:04 +0200
  • Message-id: <200405112022.04728.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 11 May 2004 20.09, Chris Carlen wrote:
> Hi:
> Re: Suse 8.2 on a Asus K8V AMD 64 system.
> I have a problem with an MSI FX5200 video card giving a screwed up text
> console after shutting down X.
> I have been advised to "disable the framebuffer."
> How to go about this?

In YaST, in System->/etc/sysconfig editor->System->Boot->SPLASH, set it to

> Also, I am aware that one can pass options of the form "vga=..." to the
> kernel through the bootprompt.
> Where is documentation on these options? I didn't find any mention of
> the vga option in the HOWTO on the bootprompt, nor the GRUB documentation.

It is a kernel option, so you should look in the kernel documentation. Install
the kernel source and look at /usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt

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