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Re: vga16fb console settings

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 09:40:56PM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Aug 2002 21:11, Jeff wrote:
> > I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 410CDT and I compiles a 2.4.19 kernel
> > that included the VESA and VGA16 Framebuffer support.  The VESAFB
> > doesn't load at boot (perhaps the VESA on the PC is too old), but the
> > vga16fb loads fine.  However, it loads a 640x480 box inside an 800x600
> > display.  I can use "fbset -g 800 600 800 600 4" to make the console a
> > full 800x600 display that is very nice.  However, I can't figure out
> > how to make this fbset change permanent.  Upon reboot, it goes back to
> > the 640x480 display.  Also, I have to run the the fbset command on
> > each tty console.
> I have a similar problem, I put the following in a script in /etc/rc.boot:
> for n in /dev/vc/* ; do
>   echo "" > $n
> done
> fbset -a 800x600-75
> If there's a better solution I'd like to know it.
You just have to put vga=0x314 (for 800x600-16bpp) in /etc/lilo.conf.
Different values can be found in Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt
That's what did the trick for me.


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