Breezy installer resolution

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Thu Sep 8 07:06:10 CDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 07:38:55PM +1000, Carey O'Shea wrote:

> I dare say that 99.9% of computers that people will install Ubuntu on 
> will be able to run SVGA without any problems. Given that there are more 
> computers out there that are unable to display 640x480 with 16 colours 
> than there are computers unable to display SVGA -- then shouldn't this 
> be the default? There should be an option for those that can't run SVGA 
> (instead of the other way around).

No. Vesafb (which is used if you install with vga=whatever) doesn't work 
on i810 and i815 chipsets, which make up rather more than 0.1% of the 

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