How to Resolve WARNING consconfig : No Screen found Can't Find Driver for Console framebuffer Issue
Posted on 2008-10-27
We currently have a Sun Ultra 24 System preloaded with Solaris 10 (x86). The default operating mode is set to 64-bit but we would like to boot into 32-bit mode to test some software (that we've tried in 64-bit mode but just doesn't load as expected becuase the software references 32-bit drivers).
I've modified the approriate settings and can actually get the system to atempt a boot up in 32-bit mode but I think there is an isue with the Nvdia 32-bit driver as the following is reported everytime I attempt a boot up in 32-bit mode:-
undefinied symbol '_nv013847rm'
WARNING mod_load : Cannot find module 'nvidia'
WARNING consconfig : No Screen found
Can't Find Driver for Console framebuffer
Whilst in 64-bit mode, I've used kdmconfig to change to Xsun and then the video device from nVidia to "XF86-VGA VGA-compatible video cards". However, when I then try to boot into 32-bit mode (expecting it to load up the VGA driver, it still reports the error with the nVidia.
Is there a way to specify that the standard VGa driver should be used instead of the Nvida and for the boot up process not to reference the 32-bit nvidia driver (as it seems to be doing). Seems that changing the config via kdconfig doesn't seem to afect the boot up as it still tries to load up the nvidia driver.
Alternatively, I'm not really bothered about the console (as we'll be using a telnet connection to the box) so if the error can't be prevented in 32-bit mode, is it possible to prevent the system from booting eveytime, it comes across the error and carry on the boot up?