Was [ Stephen P. Villano ] For that matter, where does one head for help in 14.04?

Martín Cigorraga martincigorraga at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 02:57:53 UTC 2014

Hmm, I just realized that hwinfo was deprecated in 13.10 as it depends on
HAL. You should still be able to check the available video modes at boot,
once on GRUB:
1. press C
2. type vbeinfo an hit <Enter>

You should see all the available screen modes at boot.

On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 11:51 PM, Martín Cigorraga <
martincigorraga at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hei, I created a new thread to don't pollute the other one with OT.
> "For that matter, where does one head for help in 14.04? I have a couple
> of issues on my test machines.
> One is with video resolution that seems kernel level on a rather old
> machine and antique nvidia card."
> To list video modes available in your systems you can try:
> # sudo hwinfo --framebuffer
> Once you find the resolution that suites your taste you just edit
> /etc/default/grub and feed GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 accordingly; don't forget
> to run # update-grub afterwards.
> "The other is giving strangeness with overlayfs.
> Neither is a show stopper, as I can break the overlay and update the
> kernel/grub and the other is simply stuck in 640x480, but it would be nice
> to get another pair of eyes on each problem to ensure it's a bug and not a
> keyboard-chair interface issue."
> What's your issue here?
> //
> I would like to note that IINM this list isn't for support but instead for
> providing a way for developers to interact with us the users.
> My email concerning autofs was sent here as this is the email address
> provided by the packager of the tool in hope to learn where to get support
> with it.
> --
> /Martin

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