NVIDIA 6111 driver and console mode

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at uni-bielefeld.de
Fri Sep 17 09:59:08 UTC 2004

Am Fr, den 17.09.2004 schrieb Ralf Corsepius um 11:15:

> > > I don't have any fb-kernel-parameter set and am booting into
> > > "init level 3". No problems at all.
> > 
> > But then you do not need a console framebuffer.

Sorry, that should have read "then you do not use a console

> Very likely. 
> > > Is it an issue with "rhgb"? I am not using it.
> > 
> > What issue? What are you speaking about?
> Symptom: Distorted, completely unreadable graphics trash if rhgb is
> enabled on a machine with Nvidia graphics card.

I see. Curious that I never saw this effect with my NVidia card and the
NVidia closed source drivers. I have heard from others, using these
drivers and framebuffer and equal problems. Well known is also the
effect which Eric describes. 

> >  Yes, RHGB does use framebuffer mode.
> I know ... together with Wolfgang's remark this gives a nice picture.
> I don't seem to need frame buffered consoles, nor do I need eye-candy as
> rhgb, so I am probably getting away without kernel parameters (Makes me
> wonder why, besides rhgb, I would want frame-buffered consoles)

A framebuffer console can be nice if you work much on console rather
than with X terminals. It gives you the ability to display much more on
the monitor because you have a higher resolution than 80x25 lines.

> Ralf


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