Hi to all,

Just to let you know the simple solution I've found to make vesa work with
custom 2.6.12 kernel (see this thread: for more details:
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-24534.html)

It seems that the vesafb support should be compliled in as a module and be
loaded manually into the initrd image. Make sure that the following two lines
are in '/etc/mkinitrd/modules' before running 'fakeroot make-kpkg
--initrd ...':

vesafb
fbcon


Hope this help.

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Marco Laverdière