Puzzling VT resolution
yogich7230 at sc2000.net
Wed Oct 24 19:32:57 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 23 October 2007 15:48:58 Michael Bach (gmx) wrote:
> Yogich7230 wrote:
> > I have installed Gutsy on a couple different partitions on my Dell
> > Inspiron 1100, and in both cases the installation seems to activate the
> > frame buffer and I am looking at a not-quite-full screen installation
> > dialog.
> > Once the system is installed, the KDE desktop comes up on 1024x768 as it
> > should, and my VT is down to 640x480. I have tried various kernel
> > parameters --i.e., vga=791 (errors out); vesa=0x317 (no change);
> > vesa=0x324 (errors out)-- vga=771 is SUPPOSED to be 800x600 but, though
> > not erroring out, is being ignored.
> > My hdwe is as follows:
> > 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation
> > 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
> > Anyone with this same hdwe find a solution?
> > Thanks...
> since I upgraded to 7.10, I have the same troubles getting stuff to
> appear on my display during boot. The grub menu works fine, then comes a
> blank screen and eventually I get my login screen.
> Hardware is a Thinkpad T23. Framebuffer (vga=791) worked fine in 6.10,
> video card is a Super Savage IX/C, the X driver is simply "savage"
> (which doesn't really really matter at that point anyway).
> Although a little bit annoyed by this, I haven't investigated the issue.
> From my slackware times I recall to have compiled the kernel with some
> certain options for the frame buffer. For kubuntu 7.10, I just hope that
> by accident something had gone wrong and will be fixed at some time in
> the future.
> (Not complaining here, still grateful to all the people who put together
> an OS that really rocks)
Well, I am grumbling, a bit, but your're correct: this one rocks. Least
amount of trouble, I think, of almost any of them, but there are issues. I
hope someone can point me to the solution... else I'll have to roll my own
kernel if I can remember how I set the FB settings long, long ago ...when I
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