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Old 05-03-2006, 05:16 PM   #1
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intel i810fb boot params

Hey guys, I have the intel i810fb installed, and it works.... sort of

I can specify it in lilo with video=i810fb, and that works. The only issue is setting the console res above the lowly 640x480 can't-see-jack setting. I've tried a few things:

After looking at Documentation/fb/modedb.txt, I tried
append = "video=i810fb:1024x768"

Then I looked at, I tried

With every iteration of stuff, I get the same error when I 'grep fb' from dmesg
"i810fb: invalid video mode. Specifying vxyncN/hsyncN parameters may help" - it then boots into the same damn resolution. Well, it does work - boot logo and all.

I think I'm using the wrong syntax in my append line, so if you could suggest the way to do it, that would be best. Thanx in advance-

Old 12-01-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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This is what works for me

I use grub, instead of lilo, but that doesn't matter. My grub line looks like this:
kernel /boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda3 video=i810fb:800x600

Translating to lilo, you just want the last part:

Now, it's not quite 1024x768, but this works for me.
Old 12-01-2006, 08:08 PM   #3
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Geez, man - you registered just to respond to this topic that's 6 months old? BRAVO!

Seriously - you're my hero. I ended up figuring out that you can append the res wither your way (:1024x768) or the long way (xres=blah,yres=blah)

Thanks for the post!


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