[lfs-support] Framebuffers

Glendon Blount r0b0sputz at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 20:10:38 PST 2015

You may want to check, but I think the i7 processor has an Intel GPU on the
chip. I have an Alienware laptop, with an i7 chip, and Nvidia GPU, and I am
running Bumblebee, because the Intel GPU runs until you call on the Nvidia.
To get to the point, try installing the driver for the Intel GPU. I would
also add that if you do think about installing Bumblebee the recommended
driver, is the Nvidia, and not the Nouveau.
On Mar 3, 2015 10:03 PM, "Paul Rogers" <paulgrogers at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> This isn't a request for a problem solution on LFS, but for advice.  In
> the decade I've been using LFS I've avoided using framebuffers.  That's
> been OK for the stuff I do, which is as often on CLI as in X, but things
> have moved on a lot, and I guess it's time--got an i7 and Nvidia card
> now for one thing ;-) .  On this LFS-7.2 system I'm building out I tried
> it, picking up the Nouveau driver in the process.  As soon as udev
> creates /dev/fb0 the console explodes into huge screen with an itsy,
> bitsy miniscule font that is often too hard to read.  Some stuff I see
> says to use vga=769 on the boot line.  That does nothing. The LDP
> HowTo's are 5 years old and speak of kernel-2.1!
> So my question is, where is a good source for me to get up to speed so I
> can make the console framebuffer behave the way I want outside of X?
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