Vesa framebuffer (vesafb) issues (nVidia card)
I have been racking my brain over this one for quite sometime. I am trying to get a framebuffer console to work, specifically vesafb. I am using Slackware 11 with kernel version 2.6.18. After a fresh install, I get this message on first boot:
"You passed an undefined mode number..."
And then it prompts me to press <ENTER> or <SPACE> to choose or continue.
In any case, from the install, lilo.conf is set to use 773 as the mode number. I've tried a bunch of others and none work.
It is also important to note that running "fbset" returns and says that /dev/fb0 does not exist.
Note that after looking at the .config for the kernel source, FB support is compiled in, as well as vesafb. Also, vga16fb is selected as a module. Vga16fb seems to work as well, after loading it with modprobe.
Why would vga16fb work, and vesafb not work? Why is there no /dev/fb0?
I have an nVidia card, and I am using the open source nv driver for now.
Thanks in advance.