[SATLUG] Disabling savagefb (Frame Buffer)

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 13:55:13 CST 2008

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 1:36 PM, Frank Huddleston <fhuddles at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
>   I'm running Debian with kernal 2.6.22-3-686 on an IBM thinkpad T20,
>  and I've had a long history of problems and fixes with it. The problem
>  now is something I've seen before, resolved somehow, but don't remember
>  what I did and can't find anything that fixes it. The symptom is that,
>  at some point in the boot, the screen divides itself into
>  several somewhat flickering horizontal bands, delimited by thin white
>  lines. Only in the upper band does the display change, and in this band
>  I see the text of the console as it scrolls up. But it's just the top
>  part: the lower part, where the cursor is, is "covered" behind one of
>  the lower bands.
>  Now, this all happends just about the time that the savagefb frame
>  buffer is enabled, or at least it looks that way to me. As I remember,

Frank, you can add this to the kernel boot to disable framebuffer:


Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
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