Linux >> Geforce 4 MX 440/Frame buffer support

by Leonardo Papa » Sat, 23 Aug 2003 06:10:06 GMT

Hi, I need to know if somebody are working in those drivers. I can't make
the vesafb get work in another resolution than normal (console or text
mode, not X)

Thank you.

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