Strange things are happening here. When I boot my laptop and do 'fbset' I get the following error:
open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory.
If I look in /dev/ there are no fd0 .. fd7 device files created.
/etc/fb.modes exists though.
If I then run X11 as root with startx and shutdown the X11 server and go back into console mode, the device files now exist in /dev for fb0 .. fb7.
So now doing fbset in console mode after running X11 I get the following error:
ioctl FBIOGET_VSCREENINFO: Inappropriate ioctl for device
Is there some way to set the color depth for the video card (onboard SiS) as a kernel parameter?
my /boot/grub/grub.conf parameters for this kernel are:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 ro /root=/dev/hda6 acpi=off noapic nolapic vga=0
would the vga=0 make any difference to the colors? IIRC I used this on my debian 3.1r3 sarge installation without any mc color problems.