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Old 03-15-2015, 02:14 PM   #1
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lilo settings seem inconsistent


Hi, I have a fresh install of Slack 14.1. My laptop has 1440x900 capability. When I set vga=869 (1440x900x32) in lilo I get black stripes across the top however when I set to vga=ask and select 39D (1440x900x32) from the list it fills the screen perfectly. Why the difference between 869 and 36D selections when both refer to the same resolution? And how do I correct this permanenetly in lilo so I do not need to manually select?

Slackware 14.1 on Macbook Pro 15" using VMware Fusion
 
Old 03-15-2015, 02:26 PM   #2
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I think they have different vertical refresh timings...

To change it, change the /etc/lilo.conf file and re-run lilo to replace the one installed.
 
Old 03-15-2015, 02:30 PM   #3
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Hi - I did try using 869 in lilo and re-running, rebooting but I do not get full screen. Whereas if I select 36D from the list when prompted by lilo at boot it works perfectly. I tried 36D in lilo but this errors when I re-run lilo. Again, 869 works but does not fill the screen in shell or x.
 
Old 03-15-2015, 02:46 PM   #4
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The vga= options are deprecated with the advent of KMS video drivers, try the video= option instead, for example with
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video=1440x900
 
Old 03-15-2015, 07:32 PM   #5
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video= does not appear to be a command - lilo fails when i try to use. However, I did find that I can set x seperately so I will be ok. Still confused though why the 2 versions of 1440x900x32 are not the same.
 
Old 03-15-2015, 07:51 PM   #6
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Hello all, this is resolved. I simply converted 36D to decimal 877. The 869 code I found in the vga tables must be something else.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 05:52 AM   #7
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video= does not appear to be a command - lilo fails when i try to use.
You have to put it in your kernel command-line, it is not a Lilo command, but a kernel command.
 
  


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