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Do Binary blobs not enable fb by default?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 12.153.51.253] on August 06, 2008 04:44 PM
"The first snag you are likely to run into with FbTerm is that the /dev/fb files might not exist. I found that on two machines using Nvidia and ATI graphics cards, framebuffer devices were not created on Fedora 9 installations."

Were you using the binary blob drivers? That might be why those machines didn't have a framebuffer enabled by default. FWIW Ubuntu asks you if you want to enable/use the kernel's framebuffer device. I believe it's on by default but you can turn it on/off if you run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" from a command prompt.

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