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...