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Old 11-15-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Low boot screen resolution with fglrx

After switching from open source ATI radeon driver to fglrx, my boot scren resolution became very low.
Currently vga = normal is set in lilo.conf
I tried changing vga= modes but fonts are very blurry
Do I need to add anything to append= value?
Looking for any suggestions or pointers.

My lilo.cfg (edited for post)
append=" vt.default_utf8=0"
boot = /dev/sda

  bitmap = /boot/slack.bmp
  bmp-colors = 255,0,255,0,255,0
  bmp-table = 60,6,1,16
  bmp-timer = 65,27,0,255

timeout = 50

# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# Ask for video mode at boot (time out to normal in 30s)
#vga = ask # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
#vga=791 # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
#vga=790 # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
#vga=773 # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
#vga=788 # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
#vga=787 # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
#vga=771 # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
#vga=785 # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
#vga=784 # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
Old 11-16-2012, 12:15 AM   #2
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Hi, I set mine manually, under normal circumstances.

And I don't see it in your list, I use


From this ...
	640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024 1600x1200 Ask user at boot
8 bits 	vga=769 vga=771 vga=773  vga=775   vga=796   vga=ask
16 bits vga=785 vga=788 vga=791  vga=794   vga=798   vga=ask
32 bits vga=786 vga=789 vga=792  vga=795   vga=799   vga=ask
I use nvidia, so may not help... but,
nokmsboot vga=794
my cli hack

Old 11-16-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for suggestions, however it didn't work for me.
Fonts during boot and in tty are still very blurry.

Current lilo.conf

append="nokmsboot vt.default_utf8=0"


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