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Re: Non-standard laptop screen size

On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 02:50:42PM +0200, Sebastian Henschel wrote:
> * Arnold <arnold@nurv.za.net> [2003-07-17 14:46 +0200]:
> > 
> > I have a Clevo 630 laptop with a SIS 650 VGA chipset. The maximum resolution
> > it can run is 1400 X 1050. As far as I know this is not one of the
> > "standard" resolutions with the height being the odd one out. I have tried
> > to install debian 3 on it but  I have this problem. It seems Linux picks the
> > resolution up of the screen based on the width and when it starts loading
> > and also when it runs in text mode, the bottom third of the text is always
> > dropped off the bottom of the screen. I though of loading X on it but Debian
> > doesn't have drivers for the SIS 650 as a standard and I am finding it a bit
> > tricky guessing what paramator it is asking for when the text is off the
> > bottom.
> if you use the debian default kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4 you can pass the
> parameter "vga=791" at the boot prompt of lilo to activate a framebuffer
> resolution of 1024x768 on the console.

I use vga=828 for the framebuffer settings on my 1400x1050 Thinkpad T21.

Frank Scott Sutton,London

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