[arch-general] Console FB conflicts with xorg
Patrick Burroughs (Celti)
celti at celti.name
Wed Apr 20 23:12:27 UTC 2016
On Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:57:55 -0300
Sebastián Pedersen <sebasped at openmailbox.org> wrote:
> When I put in my grub configuration:
> and consequently get framebuffer for the console, then xorg vesa
> driver not render properly, and the fbdev xorg driver stops working
> the DPMS.
> But If I comment that grub line, evething works fine.
> The problem is that I use a lot a framebuffer console, and also xorg.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks in advance.
Your best bet is going to be to build the sisfb module for your kernel.
That's usually a bit of a pain, but you're in luck, because I wanted to
figure out how to do DKMS for in-tree modules... and so I present to
you the brand new AUR package linux-sisfb-dkms .
Now, I don't actually have a compatible card to test it with, but it
modprobes okay so I think I did it right. Anyway, install that, ensure
it automatically loads on boot by adding it to modules-load.d, and
configure it to use the video mode you want according to the docs .
That'll typically be something like the following in a modprobe.d
options sisfb mode=1024x768x32
Hope that all gets you working!
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