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Old 01-31-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
JM11
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Configuring framebuffer resolution problem


Hi, i just installed fedora core 5 on my sony vaio which is a widescreen laptop and im running a dual boot system with windows xp.

I jus have one slight problem with the screen resolution when booting the system using the grub bootloader. I boot using runlevel 3 so it starts up in command line mode but it doesnt seem to use my entire screen. However wen i the startx the desktop is fine with resolution of 1280x800.

I have already tried adding the following in my grub.conf but it doesnt seem to do anything:

"video=vesafb:1280x800-32@50" and also tried "video=radeon:1280x800-32@50"

Any ideas what the problem is?

Thanks!
 
Old 02-01-2007, 03:56 AM   #2
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Hello,

I dont think you put the resolution in like that, but as a code (or a hex perhaps, i'm not sure what its called). Try using vga=0x318 (this will put it into 1024x768x24. I'm not able to get a framebuffer of 1280x800 (also have a widescreen laptop), though i haven't tried very hard
 
Old 02-01-2007, 06:06 AM   #3
JM11
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Ok, thanks will give it a try. I jus had a lot of problems running slackware 11 on my laptop, thats y im trying to see if fedora core is any easier to configure.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 09:42 AM   #4
JM11
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Ok i couldnt get it to work for some reason, but now ive installed Slackware 11 as i realised that there wer modules in /extra directory that needed to be installed for the huge26.s kernel. I am now booting with LILO but still i cant seem to configure my resolution to 1280x800.
Anyone using slackware fixed this problem?

Thanks.
 
  


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