[blfs-support] Missing cursor in text (console) mode
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 18:17:12 PDT 2013
alex lupu wrote:
> Hi Bruce:
>> Does it happen if you are not using an interactive boot
> (IPROMPT comments out)?
> It still happens (i.e. cursor does not show up on 320) if IPROMPT="no".
>> Are you using a framebuffer?
> I do have
> Device Drivers > Graphics support > Support for frame buffer devices >
> <M> Userspace VESA VGA graphics support
> I do not have the required "userspace helper application called 'v86d'"
> so this "support" is likely not active.
> I don't have "VESA VGA graphics support" enabled.
What I have is
If they are not set, then /dev/fb0 does not show up. What happens for
me is that the kernel dialog starts and at about 0.5 seconds shifts into
frambuffer mode. I don't know how to prevent it if those options are
set, but you can control it by putting something like video=1366x768 on
the kernel command line (that's my monitor resolution).
Now I'm not sure if the above are the only kernel issues. The
# CONFIG_FIRMWARE_EDID is not set
# CONFIG_FB_DDC is not set
has /dev/fb0 but the one that has
# CONFIG_FB_BOOT_VESA_SUPPORT is not set
does not have /dev/fb0.
In any case, I'd suggest trying to disable the switch to graphical mode
during boot (if it's not already disabled) and see if that makes a
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