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Old 01-11-2003, 05:09 PM   #1
0028webstera
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video issues??


Hi,

When I boot I get this error:

You passed an undefined mode number Press <RETURN> to see the video modes available, <SPACE> to continue or wait 30 secs

No matter what I choose it still comes up each time I boot. Does anyone know what this is? Is this about monitor refresh rates? Video issue?

Sincerely,
Purplexed newbie
 
Old 01-11-2003, 05:13 PM   #2
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it's the video mode. to frame buffer or not to frame buffer. personally i use 788 (decimal. table below is hex), 800x600 framebuffer. lovely. you should set it in your /etc/lilo.conf at the vga=option
Code:
    | 640x480  800x600  1024x768 1280x1024
----+-------------------------------------
256 |  0x301    0x303    0x305    0x307  =20
32k |  0x310    0x313    0x316    0x319  =20
64k |  0x311    0x314    0x317    0x31A  =20
16M |  0x312    0x315    0x318    0x31B
i don't know why you're getting this, maybe your graphics card is not even vesa2.0 complint but that's pretty unlikely unless you're using a gameboy.
 
  


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