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Old 12-18-2004, 01:40 AM   #1
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Frame Buffer and i810 problem

I gave up on this one already. I was searching for a solutions but seems like i cannot find any so i decided to post this thread and ask for suggestions. I've checked every possible HOWTO but still nothing. Here is the situation.

Distro: Slackware-current Kernel: kernel-2.6.9 Video: Integrated i810

Everything worked just fine 15mins total kernel config+compile+tune up-=> voila everything's working just fine, BUT something is bothering me and i cannot fix it. The frame buffer resolution is working on "640x480-60" which is i suppose the lowest standard. It's kinda ugly to leave the resolution in console that low and i wanted to higher it a lil bit maybe up to 1024x768-70 but nope it didn't work. I've tried every single option in /etc/fb.mode but nothing. What i get after running fbset is:

<vladimir@localhost>$fbset 1024x768-70
ioctl FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO: Invalid argument.
<vladimir@localhost>$fbset --all 1024x768-70
ioctl FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO: Invalid argument.

Any ideas?
Old 12-18-2004, 01:51 AM   #2
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Maybe somebody knows different but I had a Slackware and i810 for awhile and X was fine but there was no changing the console. I'm pretty sure it simply doesn't work. i810 issue.

Doesn't help fix it, but maybe it'll help keeping you from banging your head against a wall.
Old 12-18-2004, 01:54 AM   #3
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Yep with the kernel-2.4.26 it works kinda -=> on boot up after lilo -=> type in scan -=> and then from all the options "a" works just fine even though it looks kinda wired but now with the frame buffer it looks pretty ok -=> i even have the Linux logo on boot up -=> but the only resolution that works is 640x480. Thanks for the fast reply though. Any other thoughts -=> anybody?


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