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Hello all, I was wondering if anyone else has come across this problem. I originally did a Slackware-Current (11-rc2) installation using the bareacpi.i kernel image. After having done some post ...
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    Terminal resolution after kernel upgrade???


    Hello all,
    I was wondering if anyone else has come across this problem. I originally did a Slackware-Current (11-rc2) installation using the bareacpi.i kernel image. After having done some post install configuration activities, I upgraded my kernel to linux-2.6.17.11 from kernel.org. However, after having finished everything I rebooted and my terminal resolution had changed from a smaller font size and the little penguin in the upper left hand corner to a larger font size and no penguin at all, does this sound familiar???

    Btw, nothing changed in my /etc/lilo.conf, my screen resolution setting is set to 1024x768x64k....

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    You may need to enable the vesafb while in kernel compilation. If you don't use the gui at all you may want nvidiafb but be aware that nvidafb is not compatible with nvidia drivers.
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    I have an ATI Rage128 Pro Ultra TF AGP card. These are my kernel settings for it...
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    Linux Kernel v2.6.17.11 Configuration
    Device Drivers --->
    >>Character Devices
    <*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
    <*> Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)
    <*> ATI Rage 128
    >>Graphics Support
    <*> Support for frame buffer devices
    <*> ATI Rage128 display support
    Do you think that I still need to enable "vesafb" in the kernel???

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    I think so, take a look at this post here
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