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Re: Trying to achieve hi-res console (framebuffer)

i'm using 2.6.8 and grub and i had to put vga=0x318 for 1024x768 16M colors

On Thursday 11 November 2004 14:43, Kevin Collins wrote:
> I've been struggling for two days trying to get my Compaq Presario
> X1029cl to go into hi-res consoles or framebuffer.  Until I switched to
> kernel 2.6.x, I had always been able to simply add a statement to the
> kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst file like "vga=791" to achieve what I
> was after.
> Not one time with the 2.6.x series have I been able to get it done.
> I've tried these various incarnations:
> video=vesa:mtrr,ywrap,vga=791
> video=vesa:mtrr,ywrap,vga=0x317
> video=vesafb:mtrr,ywrap,vga=791
> video=vesafb:mtrr,ywrap,vga=0x317
> video=vesafb:1024x768@60
> video=radeonfb:mtrr,ywrap,vga=791
> video=radeonfb:mtrr,ywrap,vga=0x317
> video=radeonfb:1024x768@60
> vga=791
> Anything with the vesa statement provides a normal console (80x25).
> Anything with radeonfb or vesafb without the 1024x768@60 provides a
> blackscreen during bootup.  This doesn't lock the machine up, I just can
> see anything that happening.
> The radeonfb and vesafb with the 1024x768@60 statements provide a normal
> console (80x25)
> The vga= statement gives me a blank screen as well.
> Has anyone been able to use a 2.6.x kernel and get a hi-res framebuffer?
> Of those that can, can you post the relevent portions of your kernel
> config for me?
> Thanks in advance,
> --
> Kevin L. Collins, MCSE
> Systems Manager
> Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.
> ---------------------------------------------------
>    "But the important thing is persistence." -Calvin trying to juggle eggs

Rui Silva
Debian GNU/Linux

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