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Offline like2link

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Can't open /dev/fb0: No such device
« on: November 26, 2018, 10:12:21 AM »
I can't seem to be able to access the framebuffer on my Lenovo x300. I'd like to run links -g in console mode.

Any tips on how to fix this?
« Last Edit: November 27, 2018, 05:00:38 AM by Rich »

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Re: Can't open /dev/fb0: No such device
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 11:43:54 AM »
May be /dev/fb0?
« Last Edit: November 27, 2018, 05:01:00 AM by Rich »

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Re: Can't open /dev/fb0: No such device
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 12:08:45 PM »
Yes, fb0. It was just a typo in the title. Doesn't change that it doesn't work.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2018, 05:01:20 AM by Rich »

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Re: Can't open /dev/fb0: No such device
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 12:24:51 PM »
Do You need console without X?
« Last Edit: November 27, 2018, 05:01:44 AM by Rich »

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Re: Can't open /dev/fb0: No such device
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 12:33:48 AM »
To have FB, you either need to set a video mode boot code (see the FAQ), or load the graphics- extension. The latter should use your laptop's native resolution.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2018, 05:02:27 AM by Rich »
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Re: Can't open /dev/fb0: No such device
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2018, 05:03:38 AM »
Hi like2link
Yes, fb0. It was just a typo in the title. Doesn't change that it doesn't work.
Typo fixed.