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Thread: A couple setup questions
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A couple setup questions
1) I can't ifconfig or lspci. When I enter either of these commands, I get "command not found". Is there some basic package I'm missing?
2) I don't get the right resolution at bootup for the console. In my lilo.conf file, I have vga=792 (and I've tried entering it manually) and in my kernel (gentoo-2.6.12-r6), I have "VESA VGA graphics support" enabled and "vesafb" selected.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
1) I'm 99% sure that both of those are root-only commands. I know that ifconfig is. Are you logged in as root? If you are, then you'll need to grab some packages. ifconfig is part of net-tools, lspci is part of pciutils.
2) What does your /etc/lilo.conf look like? I have a variation of this statement in each of my entries:
image=/boot/vmlinuz label=Gentoo root=/dev/hdb4 append="video=vesafb:mtrr,ywrap,1024x768-32@85" read-only
Thanks a lot. I installed the packages and everything's fine. I'll edit my lilo.conf file after a long emerge I'm running now is finished. But my current file just has "vga=792" as one of the first lines, so I image the append statement you suggested will help.
Weird, I added that append statement and my console stays at 640x480. Any ideas?
Oh! Yeah, I think I do.
Do you have framebuffer support enabled in the kernel?
It's under Device Drivers --> Graphics
As a note, whenever I have enabled it, I have been unable to start my X Server. So while I would like to have a nicer console, I make do.
But go ahead and give that a shot...