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Old 12-18-2004, 03:37 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, 08:33 AM   #2
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have you tried to pass frame buffer resolution as a kernel parameter (in your bootloader)???
the option for 1280x1024 at 24/32 bits is: vga=795

Old 12-18-2004, 02:49 PM   #3
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it takes the option for less than a second(before loading the frame buffer) and then switches to 640x480-60 as soon as the frame buffer loads.
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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