What Operating System are you using??  I have been trying to get FB working
on a Fedora Core 4 system with little luck.  I then installed Mandrake 10.1
and got the OS to see the four video cards I have but still no more than one
FB.  I can get four displays with X.  On both of my systems, 'X -configure'
does not work.  It does not assign any mode statements to xorg.conf.

  Good luck, let us know how you come out.  I'm interested in your progress.

Hello everyone

Trying to get the xserver (Knoppix 3.8 XFree86 over framebuffer. 
The hw is the following:

0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated 
Graphics Device (rev 02)
0000:00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated 
Graphics Device (rev 02)

(btw, why do I get 2?) If I try he intelfb kernel driver, I get

intelfb: intelfb_init
intelfb: Framebuffer driver for Intel(R) 830M/845G/852GM/855GM/865G/915G chipsets
intelfb: Version 0.9.2
intelfb: intelfb_setup
intelfb: no options
intelfb: intelfb_pci_register
intelfb: fb aperture: 0xd8000000/0x8000000, MMIO region: 0xe8180000/0x80000
intelfb: 00:02.0: Intel(R) 855GME, aperture size 128MB, stolen memory 32636kB
intelfb: fb: 0xdb012000(+ 0x3012)/0x400000 (0xd1992000)
intelfb: MMIO: 0xe8180000/0x80000 (0xd1e00000)
intelfb: ring buffer: 0xdb001000/0x10000 (0xd1981000)
intelfb: HW cursor: 0xdd24000/0x1000 (0xd1991000) (offset 0x3011) (phys 0xdd24000)
intelfb: options: vram = 4, accel = 1, hwcursor = 1, fixed = 0, noinit = 0
intelfb: options: mode = ""
intelfb: Non-CRT device is enabled ( LVDS port ).  Disabling mode switching.
intelfb: Video mode must be programmed at boot time.
intelfb: cleanup

I tried setting "vga=..." - no way. With vga16fb I can boot with the 
framebuffer, i.e. it will be used by the console, but I cannot get X 
running over it. I can run it over i810 X driver, but I need fb... 
XF86Config-4 (BusID under "Card1" is just a test - tried without any too) 
and XFree86.0.log attached.

BTW, the reason why I want to run X over fb is, that I need to use 
touchscreen, about which I read in a HowTo, that it only works if X runs 
over fb, is it still true?

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