ubuntu server 7.04 console framebuffer resolution
flik at barkingants.com
Tue Sep 25 07:50:24 UTC 2007
On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 09:46:32PM -0400, Clem Takahashi wrote:
> Ubuntu users,
> I just loaded ubuntu server (minimal install - no X server) for the first
> time and would like to use the framebuffer vesa video modes for my tty
> console. In slackware I could do this by setting the vga=<vesa mode, e.g.
> 791> in lilo or grub. Apparently that's not how it's done in Ubuntu. There
> is an fbcon (which presumably stands for "framebuffer console") module
> loaded so framebuffers are apparently not compiled into the kernel but are
> available as modules, so how do I use the framebuffer video mode short of
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I am running Edgy, and the VESA framebuffer is there... here's the
output from 'dmesg | grep framebuffer':
[17179573.692000] vesafb: framebuffer at 0xf0000000, mapped to 0xf8880000, using 7680k, total 16384k
[17179573.824000] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x64
[17179573.824000] fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
I added 'vga=795' to the following line in /boot/grub/menu.lst...
# defoptions=quiet splash vga=795
... and then ran 'sudo update-grub'
Framebuffer console works fine!
I am _fairly_ certain I did this on a Feisty install as well, but since I
switched back to Edgy, I can't be sure.
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