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  1. #1
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    Angry Only 8bit color hwinfo --framebuffer

    Hello all,

    I read ALL documentation and posts about enabling vesafb and using vga=... option. None helped. I run 8.04 in VMWare.

    Last mouth I suddenly configured 8.04 server-virtual so that it boot with 1024x786 16bit console and X11. After some update and today reboot I see that fnkg "Unknown video mode" at boot.

    hwinfo --framebuffer shows only 8-bit modes. But they also doesn't work, if I use vga=... option! It always says "Unknown" and force me to boot standard vga.

    X11 also run in 256 colors.

    Why it shows only 8-bit modes? Why they also don't work? Someone, please, help me. I have no idea what to do/read/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist/grub/so on...
    Last edited by vuser1; November 3rd, 2008 at 11:22 PM.

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    Re: Only 8bit color hwinfo --framebuffer

    We don't use GUI's in the server area. We use console.

    SERVER: Azure datacenters, Hyper-V

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    Re: Only 8bit color hwinfo --framebuffer

    Quote Originally Posted by Vegan View Post
    We don't use GUI's in the server area. We use console.

    Thank you for the most stupid answer I ever get. Did I ask what _you_ use? Is installation of X11 is prohibited on server or what?

    Nevertheless, I also don't use GUI in server. I need BIG CONSOLE, but I can only get 25 lines VGA.
    Last edited by vuser1; November 4th, 2008 at 08:00 PM.

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