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Old 01-22-2002, 01:51 PM   #1
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Startup resolution


I am running Aurora at boot right now, whoch makes my graphics display got to 1280x800 or something like that.

Anyway, I would like to not use Aurora and actually see the startup text go by, but when i do, the resolution is much bigger. Is there a way to edit some file to make it so that on a text boot the display goes to the 1280x800?

i really hope I make sense with this question.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 01:57 PM   #2
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Yes - there is a few ways you can do it.

The easiest way is to add

VGA=extended

or

VGA=ask

to your lilo.conf file. Find a resolution that you like and replace 'ask' with that resolution.

Also do a 'man bootparam' to get a full description of the VGA= parameter.

Another better way that I use, but it is sometime harder to get it to work correctly, is by using Frame Buffer support. This ususally requires a kernel rebuild, depending on your distro of Linux. Once you have enabled FB, add

VGA=788

to your lilo.conf file. If you don't get anything (black screen, locking up, etc) then chances are it won't work with your system. It's a $@#% to get to work sometimes, but when it does, I think its alot better than the other options.

Oh and of course, don't forget to rewrite your lilo boot parameters to the boot sector by typing 'lilo' after you've edited your lilo.conf.

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Old 01-22-2002, 02:05 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I will try the first way you mentioned. I never have luck getting kernels compiles to work properly.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 02:24 PM   #4
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aurora only runs in a framebuffer, so the vga=788 line will work straight away.

788 means 800x600 btw
791 is 1024x768

it's not aurora that makes it 1280 by whatever, A will fill out the space it's got i think.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 02:26 PM   #5
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if i'm not mistaken 1024x768 is the maximum res. for framebuffer. Correct me if i'm wrong.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 02:29 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by therion12
if i'm not mistaken 1024x768 is the maximum res. for framebuffer. Correct me if i'm wrong.
guess what... you're wrong.

framebuffer modes in **HEX**-

Code:
Colours   640x400 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1152x864 1280x1024 1600x1200
--------+--------------------------------------------------------------
 4 bits |    ?       ?     0x302      ?        ?        ?         ?
 8 bits |  0x300   0x301   0x303    0x305    0x161    0x307     0x31C
15 bits |    ?     0x310   0x313    0x316    0x162    0x319     0x31D
16 bits |    ?     0x311   0x314    0x317    0x163    0x31A     0x31E
24 bits |    ?     0x312   0x315    0x318      ?      0x31B     0x31F
32 bits |    ?       ?       ?        ?      0x164      ?

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Old 01-22-2002, 02:39 PM   #7
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Old 01-22-2002, 02:48 PM   #8
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Cool, i'm gonna try. Thanx for the tip.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 02:55 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by ryanstrayer
Works on mine.. always has. So no, I'm not wrong.
ehh? i never said you were wrong... please pay attention ehh?
 
Old 01-22-2002, 03:05 PM   #10
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Gentleman please. This is not the place to tell who is wrong.

Go to the General forum for that
 
  


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