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Old 05-27-2010, 08:23 AM   #31
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Theoretically when KMS kicks in the vga/vesa console will hand control over to inteldrmfb, so you probably don't need vga=normal, but it can't hurt anything.

But your fbset output basically shows that it's working as expected. If you want a different resolution on the console (such as 800x600 or 640x480) just specify that with video= instead of 1024x768.

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Old 05-27-2010, 08:55 AM   #32
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Theoretically when KMS kicks in the vga/vesa console will hand control over to inteldrmfb, so you probably don't need vga=normal, but it can't hurt anything.

But your fbset output basically shows that it's working as expected. If you want a different resolution on the console (such as 800x600 or 640x480) just specify that with video= instead of 1024x768.

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It worked and really vga=normal its not necessary, when i changed to 640x480 it gave big change, in opposite to 800x600.

can you tell me also where i can look for full list of switches for kernel options for append ?
 
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You'd have to check the documentation that comes with the kernel. There are probably thousands of options for the various kernel subsystems and drivers. The framebuffer documentation, unfortunately, is pretty out-of-date, actually. The only reason I know these options is from hanging on in various related channels on IRC.

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Old 05-27-2010, 09:04 AM   #34
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See /usr/src/linux/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt, provided a kernel-source package be installed, of course.

Be aware though that as stated in it "This document may not be entirely up to date and comprehensive".

You can "grep -r __setup /usr/src/linux/*" to find more parameters but it will take _some_time_ to complete

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Old 05-27-2010, 09:15 AM   #35
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thanks to all.

adam: what are those channels if you dont mind sharing?
 
Old 05-27-2010, 09:45 AM   #36
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#radeon, #dri-devel

There's an intel specific one that I don't spend much time in, though, called #intel-gfx

All three are on freenode.

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Old 05-27-2010, 10:15 AM   #37
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one quick question what is relation between append = "video=1024x768" and vga=normal?
does both have to be enabled in lilo.conf?
im asking just to clarify
I have just been playing with this.
The 'vga=normal/ext/ask/n' is used by the kernel until the inteldrmfb is setup. Have a look at 'dmesg | less'.
The 'append = "intelfb:video=1024x768"' is used by the kernel to configure the framebuffer.

Apart from /usr/src/linux/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt you can also take a look at /usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/intelfb.txt
 
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The intelfb.txt document is largely not applicable to this situation since the OP isn't using intelfb. He's using inteldrmfb, a completely separate beast.

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It does give detail about the options though.
 
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hey allend both you and adam were right and its pleasure to learn from you i hope you upgraded intel driver since i had problems up untill several days ago thank you all
 
  


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