Originally Posted by mmcheese
ok to restate my question (because i didnt do a good job the first time): i have this graphics card:
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
can anyone please tell me what i need to do in order to get the console to 1024x768 resolution. ie what do i need to compile into the kernel, what i need to put in my grub conf file, etc. whatever is necessary. if you have that information i will be incredibly grateful to you
This should have been answered so despite the enormous time lost, here:
First you need to know what the chip & driver can do.
If not installed, install "hwinfo" program.
Then in a shell|terminal execute
The [mode] reported by hwinfo are in hexadecimal. Use them with the '0x' prefix or convert them to decimal and place
at the end of the kernel command line in grub(presumed) menu.lst.
E.g., output will look like
Mode 0x0317: 1024x768 (+2048), 16 bits
Mode 0x0341: 1024x768 (+4096), 24 bits
vga=0x317 will yield 1024x768x16
Typically, '' vga=791 '' is used as a default for 1024x768x16.
(791 is decimal of 317 hex)
One can also use
in the grub menu.lst and it will display a list at beginning of the boot process. Then just type in the desired mode # at the "vga=ask" prompt and hit enter.
Once one knows the desired number, change the "ask" in menu.lst to that number.
Both vesafb and vgacon are, AFAIK, always compiled into the various distributions kernels and therefore available. If one is customizing a kernel then just make sure those are compiled into kenel(i.e., not as modules).
( vesafb is for VESA graphics mode; vgacon is for text mode. )
for more info.