43p-140 install issues

Leigh Brown leigh at solinno.co.uk
Wed Jan 5 21:00:45 EST 2005

Philippe Guyot said:
> On Wednesday 05 January 2005 10:03, Sven Luther wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 10:39:15PM -0000, Leigh Brown wrote:
>> > The PReP specs says that the cards should be initialised to a
>> > minimum resolution of 640x480 iirc.  The boot loader has code to
>> > manually reprogram the card *back* into VGA text mode, but only
>> > for a very limited number of cards.  So, if your card is not
>> > supported by fbdev, and isn't one of the very few supported
>> > cards in the boot loader, it simply won't work under PReP.
>> Ah, ok ... Well i have a cirrus logic card also, and it seems to work. I
>> have anot yet tried the matrox cards though. Do they need to be special
>> cards with forth rom, or will any do ?
> Well, my box seems to have a matrox video card and I did the install with
> my graphical console, not the tty.

That's because your Matrox card is fully supported by fbdev.



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