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General

This document comprises my experiences with the Sony Vaio VGN-FS315E and Gentoo Linux.

Specifications

Current Status

Video

The integrated Intel Express chip isn't powerfull, but it'll do nicely for most non-gamers.

Framebuffer

I managed to get a fullscreen (1280x800) framebuffer with the 2.6 VESA driver and a tool called vbetest.

First, you need to have a proper kernel configuration, to enable framebuffer support.

Linux Kernel Configuration: Console display driver support
--- VGA text console
[*]   Video mode selection support
<*> Framebuffer Console support
[ ]   Framebuffer Console Rotation
[ ] Select compiled-in fonts 

Next, we need to know the video mode number for the console to run in

 $ emerge lrmi
 $ vbetest (select any desired video mode and remember the mode number, in my case 356)

I use lilo as bootloader, and setting up de framebuffer is really easy in this case, just add 512 to the mode number you selected in vbetest and put that behind the vga= tag.

File: lilo.conf
compact
lba32

boot = /dev/hda
map = /boot/system.map

vga = 868

image = /boot/bzImage
	root = /dev/hda6
	label = Gentoo
	read-only

DRI (Accelerated Graphics)

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