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Re: HELP - Thinkpad380ED XF86config

On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 05:08:03PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Monday 19 February 2001 17:20, Jacob Meuser wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 10:24:06PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > > I compiled a kernel with VESA frame-buffer support and put "vga=788" in
> > > /etc/lilo.conf
> >
> > In my experience vga=788 works for Mandrake/RedHat, but not Debian.  I use
> > vga=0x314 for 800x600x16bpp with Debian.
> The following is from /usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt:
> 1. Note: LILO cannot handle hex, for booting directly with
>          "vga=mode-number" you have to transform the numbers to decimal.
> 2. Note: Some newer versions of LILO appear to work with those hex values,
>          if you set the 0x in front of the numbers.
> AFAIK there has not been a time when Debian didn't work with vga=788, I have 
> been doing things that way for quite a long time.
> Using decimal might be best for compatibility.  But it is more conveniant to 
> just copy the hex numbers from the documentation without converting them.
> --

Like I said, in my experience.  I must have had something else wrong, because
I just tried 788 and it worked.  I misread the docs.


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