From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com)
Date: Wed 19 May 1999 - 15:18:43 IST
In message <3742C500.D4919D01 at domain bluetree.ie>, Kenn Humborg writes:
>As long as the card does basic VGA text mode (which I believe
>every card has to do, or the BIOS won't boot), you'll be able
>to use Linux's text-mode consoles. You may be able to use
>the X Window System in 16-color VGA, but it will look sh*t.
MetroX is long gone from Redhat.
The other option, if the card does full VESA 2.0 you can use the linux
Vesa console (only in kernel 2.2 and >), and then run XF86_FBDev on that.
To try it with a redhat install, at the lilo prompt, try
linux vga=792 (for 1024x768 24bpp) or check /usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt for info on other modes (791 is
1024x768 16bpp (will work with a 2Mb card).
The other advantage is this gives you a nice penguin to boot. You will then
need to do fbset -x to get the X modeline and add that to /etc/X11/XF86Config
and then you need another section (like the accel one, but set up for the
-- Liam Bedford System Administrator WBT Systems Phone: 01 4170153 Block 2, Harcourt St, Dublin 2
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