Why `hwinfo --framebuffer` gives me nothing

Hi all,

I am trying to find out which modes my graphic card supports. The posts I read say that using following command with root,

# hwinfo --framebuffer

But it gives me nothing just a splash of some texts flashing then an empty line. I tried to output to a file,

# hwinfo --framebuffer > hwfb.txt

And the text file is empty too.

# hwinfo --vbe | grep Mode

gives nothing too.
Any ideas?

If you want the output in a file, use the “log” option:

hwinfo --framebuffer --log hwinfo.log


Thanks, Hendrik,

That works :slight_smile: