What is framebuffer mode, and why?
I just finished my first Gentoo installation, and pretty much everything went smoothly. It was a stage 1 installation.
I'm confused, though, as to what framebuffer support is, what kinds of things need it, and whether I should be using it. I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, and when I type "startx" at the command line right after booting up, I get the message "Cannot run in framebuffer mode." I know I compiled framebuffer support into the kernel, but the help section on that option was completely useless to me. It was a few pages describing what a framebuffer does, but it didn't give any suggestions about whether it was wise to include it, so I included it.
I'll try removing the VGA line from my grub.conf and see if it runs then. Any other suggestions or explanations?