> Make sure you set the display to 16 bit with the kernel command from
I'm pretty sure that the default depth is 16 bits. Here's a dmesg extract
matroxfb: Matrox Millennium G400 MAX (AGP) detected
matroxfb: MTRR's turned on
matroxfb: 1280x1024x16bpp (virtual: 1280x6552)
matroxfb: framebuffer at 0xFC000000, mapped to 0xcc812000, size 33554432
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x64
fb0: MATROX VGA frame buffer device
matroxfb_crtc2: secondary head of fb0 was registered as fb1
> Apart from that no, there have been no successful reports with a g400. I
> tried but gave up before i read the stuff about needing to have the
> correct bit depth.
The driver or adapter don't seem to support the VESA framebuffer, which I
think is strange. When I build with VESA enabled and Matrox as modules I
only get a text console. :-(
> Acutally, I'm not to sure whether it should be 8 or 16.
16 is correct. It seems to be forced on in the .config by the patch.
> Good luck though, let us know if you have any success!
Seems that luck is running out on this one.
Thanks for the reply, it is good to know that nobody has reported a
successful bootsplash with the Matrox G400, saves me wasting more time on
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bootsplash-discussion-admin@...
> [mailto:bootsplash-discussion-admin@... Behalf Of
> Duncan Webb
> Sent: Tuesday, 13 April 2004 4:09 PM
> To: bootsplash-discussion@...
> Subject: [bootsplash] Problem with Matrox G400 on Intel SE440BX
> Has anybody successfully installed bootsplash with a Matrox G400 or G450
> graphics adapter?
> In the kernel configuation the VESA and the Matrox framebuffers are set to
> Yes, when the machine boots I only see the Matrox frame buffers.
> Changing the kernel configuation to include the Matrox framebuffers as
> modules, the VESA framebuffer is not shown.
> Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda5 ro splash=silent hdd=ide-scsi vga=791
> video=vesa:1024x768@... mem=196544K
> bootsplash: silent mode.
> If the initrd is enabled then a kernel panic is displayed.
> The kernels that I've tried are 2.4.24, 2.4.25 and 2.6.5.
> I have had no problems installing bootsplash on another motherboard that
> include a builtin VIA display adapter.
> Thanks in advance
> P.S. Cannot use *AIV* graphics adapter in message as it matches a black
> listed regular expression - Blah!