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    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    getting nvidiafb to work


    i compiled my kernel (2.6.15) with nvidiafb support built in. but when i pass the vga= thing to the kernel, all i end up with is a black screen.

    could it be from the fact i only enabled the nvidiafb driver rather that the vesafb driver. my graphics card is a tnt2.
    also, could it be from the fact i recompiled my kernel with framebuffer support without cleaning any of the code up (ie make clean)?

    ive tried putting in video=nvidiafb vga=788 but that doesnt work.

    pleae help me, my first install of gentoo seems to be going well except for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedman
    i compiled my kernel (2.6.15) with nvidiafb support built in. but when i pass the vga= thing to the kernel, all i end up with is a black screen.

    could it be from the fact i only enabled the nvidiafb driver rather that the vesafb driver. my graphics card is a tnt2.
    also, could it be from the fact i recompiled my kernel with framebuffer support without cleaning any of the code up (ie make clean)?

    ive tried putting in video=nvidiafb vga=788 but that doesnt work.

    pleae help me, my first install of gentoo seems to be going well except for this.

    /weed
    I would suggest to just use the vesafb-tng driver instead. If you ever want to use the binary Nvidia drivers for 3D, then you won't be able to use nvidia-fb anyway.

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    i changed it to vesafb according to the framebuffer instructions from the gentoo site.

    thanks gruven,

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