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Old 11-14-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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Looking for a list of typical resolutions for the VESA frame buffer.


Hi:

There is a program that prompts you for several data and, as a result, writes a lilo.conf. Also, pkgtools>Setup does the same, possibly invoking that program. I would like to know the name of that program, for it tipically produces output that contains dozens of posible VESA resolutions. Regards.
 
Old 11-14-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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not to be jerky. but it's named lilo.conf. what about liloconfig? :-)
 
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by slacktroll View Post
not to be jerky. but it's named lilo.conf. what about liloconfig? :-)
slacktroll, lilo.conf is just a text file you have to write yourself. There are some programs there that help you with this task, and I think liloconfig may be one of them.

Full stop.
Code:
root@darkstar:~# whereis liloconfig
liloconfig: /sbin/liloconfig
root@darkstar:~# file /sbin/liloconfig
/sbin/liloconfig: Bourne shell script text executable
root@darkstar:~# liloconfig  --help
root@darkstar:~# liloconfig
root@darkstar:~#
Humm... odd behavior that of liloconfig. You run it and you have no idea about the mess it could have done. It could very well have overwritten your own /etc/lilo.conf!

And how do I learn to use it? Thanks for your helpful reply.

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #4
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VESA_BIOS_Extensions#VBE_mode_numbers
 
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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Your post has been one of the first really helpful ones I have received in my three days long struggle to set slackware 14.0 console to my particular taste (which by the way is no other than the console style used by default for slack <= 12.0). I heartly thank you.
 
Old 11-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #6
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You can also use the vga = ask option or you can install hwinfo over at slackbuilds.org and run it like so

hwinfo --framebuffer

and it will give you a list of supported vesa modes for your particular video card.
 
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stf92, you're welcome. I've had a lot of help here myself.
 
  


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