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comment No framebuffer device: how to enable it?
I just changed back the accepted answer to yours! Being kind of new here, I didn't know precisely what to do: put the solution in the question itself, in a comment to your accepted answer, or post as a new answer. I figured that by creating a new accepted answer, people would read first the question, then your answer which comes at the top since it has more upvotes and then my answer...
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comment No framebuffer device: how to enable it?
So, after some more googling and testing, and if my understanding is right: the integrated chipset Intel G31 Express (PCI ID: 8086:29c2) makes the kernel load module i915 which does not create the fb device (I wonder what it does exactly). According to Debian wiki, this PCI device is not supported by a Debian Kernel module, but via Xorg driver intel, which would be nice to know if I wanted to install X, but which is unhelpful in this case. So I guess solution 2 is ruled out and I'll stick with uvesafb ...
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comment No framebuffer device: how to enable it?
So I tried modprobe vesa (which I remember having tried before asking the question here) which fails because the module doesn't exist on my system (FATAL: Module vesafb not found.) --> will have to understand if this is related to my hardware or my Linux distribution (Debian Squeeze). Good news is that modprobe uvesafb works and creates the /dev/fb0 device. However, now that I have read your answer, I will try to setup things the proper way and find the KMS driver...
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comment No framebuffer device: how to enable it?
Regarding my issue, I will look into it based on your input and report back here as soon as I obtain satisfying results...
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comment No framebuffer device: how to enable it?
Many many thanks for your answer!!! It's way beyond what I was expecting in terms of depth and quality!! I really appreciate when I can find post/answers like yours because not only do they give solutions on the specific issue, but more importantly they give general information on the inner working which can be helpful to others for the same or related situations!!
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