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Re: 2.6.26 + vga=791

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 9:32 AM, David Witbrodt <dawitbro@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> I reported here on 5/18/2008 that I couldn't use vga=791 with the Debian
>> 2.6.25 kernel, but *could* with the 2.6.25 from kernel.org.
>> Same issue with 2.6.26: vga=791 gets "undefined video mode". Yet it
>> works fine with 2.6.26 from kernel.org, so it is clearly a Debian issue.
>> In the 2 months that have expired noone has been able to shed light on
>> this Bug#481063.
>> Too bad. For me 2.6.26-1-686 is unusable.
>  What response did you get from the Debian Kernel Team
> <debian-kernel(at)lists.debian.org> ?  I see that only one member of
> the team responded to your bug report, so maybe another member or
> some other knowledgeable subscriber to that list could be of help.
>  What do you get from running 'hwinfo --framebuffer' ?  The hex
> equivalent of decimal 791 is 0x317 -- did you try that as well?
> Dave Witbrodt

Actually I got the same error with the indication of a bad mode.  so I
paid attention to the mode tried, and it was the decimal conversion of
the hex I wanted...  To correct things all I needed to do was to write
the mode in hex mode, for example 0x317.  That worked out for me...


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