How to open framebuffer support of the kernel

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  1. make sure your kernel support framebuffer, generally debian/ubuntu support vesa vbe 2.0 if you install xwindow with system.
  2. edit /boot/grub/menu.list, add a selection item with:
  3. kernel: vga=791
    sample:

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.18-3-k7 (vga=785)
    root (hd1,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-3-k7 root=/dev/hdd5 ro quiet vga=791
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-3-k7
    savedefault

References:
value of vga= <vga_value> could be :

# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga = 791
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1280×1024 16m
# vga=794
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769

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