Changing the resolution of a virtual terminal

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Sun Jun 24 23:51:18 UTC 2007

On 2007/06/24 13:47 (GMT-0400) Pete Holsberg apparently typed:

>> sudo hwinfo --framebuffer

> Here's what I got from hwinfo:

> product name [0x07f54] = "Intel(r)845G/845GL/845GE/845GV Graphics 
> Controller"
> product revision [0x07f87] = "Hardware Version 0.0"
> 22 video modes:
> I tried vga=0x0117 and 010c and 0114 but still have no joy.

I installed Feisty on i845G today. hwinfo --framebuffer here lists only mode 301, 640x480.

I've tried framebuffer on a lot of distros over the years, and IIRC, on i8xx video chips the only thing besides vga=normal that ever works with standard framebuffer is vga=0x120. There are others that
should work, but don't:

There is or was once an i810fb alternative, but I've never managed to get it to work.
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