[oclug] no console on Linux v2.6.0-test1
willy at debian.org
Mon Jul 14 16:22:04 EDT 2003
On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 04:10:10PM -0400, Stephen Gregory wrote:
> I have been trying to test Linux v2.6.0-test1. I configured and
> compiled a fairly boring kernel with few changes to the default
> options. The kernel does boot but nothing is displayed to the
Where's your ? ;-)
> console after the message "OK booting kernel". I know the kernel boots
> as there is disk actvity, and v2.6 kernel logs in /var/log/kern.log. I
> cannot find the option for a VGA console in 'make menuconfig'. When I
> tried to manually add CONFIG_VGACON the option was removed by 'make
> oldconfig'. I tried the framebuffer (VGA16 and VESA) as well with no
> luck. I am useing a Matrox Parhelia card which does not have direct FB
did you turn on:
bool "Virtual terminal"
bool "Support for console on virtual terminal"
bool "VGA text console"
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