X and console resolution problem
I recently reinstalled Slackware 12.1 on my laptop, removing XP. I have been setting stuff up, and most things are going well.
My laptop has a WXGA resolution of 1366x768. To get my console to near to this I use vga=870 in lilo.conf and I get a nearly fullscreen framebuffer. Sweet.
When I start fluxbox, however, without editing xorg.conf at all, I get a screen resolution of 1360x768 matching my console one perfectly. I tried everything to change this, but nothing worked. So I changed lilo.conf to boot at 1024x768 (as per Slackware default). And lo and behold my X server starts at 1024x768.
So something is stopping X from reading xorg.conf, and I don't have the knowledge to figure out what.
I then started plugging random values into my lilo.conf in the vga=??? line, and upon passing an invalid resolution (vga=873) my console is running at 640x480, but when I run fbset it returns
/dev/fb0 no such file or directory
Where it should return the current resolution. Starting X from this console I get a perfect X resolution of 1366x768!
This confuses me greatly, as my xorg.conf states only 800x600, so it isn't that.
So what I want to know is how I can get a fullscreen console (or 1360x768 is close enough) AND a fullscreen X server (1366x768)
I set my lilo.conf back to vga=872. Then suddenly X would start at 800x600, or whatever other resolution I would tell it to use, so that clears up that.
Now the problem is to get 1366x768 to work in X. I used 915resolution to patch the bios, but that is patching it to 1368x768 unfortunately.
Last edited by hsimah; 08-03-2008 at 12:15 AM.