Configuring console screen resolutions in lfs build 6.4

David Jensen djensenlin at
Sat Jun 6 08:05:35 PDT 2009

On Sat, 6 Jun 2009 16:42:05 +0200
"Lauri Kasanen" <curaga at> wrote:

> There are now three kinds of console modes: pure text modes, visible
> with vga=ask, framebuffer modes via a fb driver, and KMS modes in the
> to-be 2.6.30 for some hardware. Zenwalk is clearly using a
> framebuffer mode.
> Vesa FB differs from hardware-specific framebuffer drivers in that
> the hw-specific ones scan your display and automatically use the best
> resolution. With vesa you need to pick one yourself.
> The easiest solution would be to pick the Sis FB driver, but in case
> it doesn't work for you, use the vesa driver, and then an appropriate
> vga=xxx code (791 would be 1024x768x16).
> For more info see the framebuffer howto at

You could also look at sisfb.txt and fbcon.txt in the Documentation/fb/
dir of your linux sources.

as an aside, have others seen the logo.svg in the Documentation dir of
2.6.29? Has that been there long? I's huge, gqview takes about a minute
on this old beater.

David Jensen

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