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Old 04-25-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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Resolution Weirdness: Virtual Terminals @ LVDS but X @ VGA

Not a deal breaker but annoying nevertheless:
EeePC 900a with KMS, external monitor plugged in, lid closed and .xinitrc running this line before the window manager:
xrandr --output LVDS1 --off --output VGA1 --mode 1920x1080
Works fine, except: Virtual Terminals are at the native LVDS resolution 1024x600 meaning that they only use the upper left hand corner of the 1920x1080 monitor. Why? (Or maybe I should say that their resolution is right - the font is correct, not huge - but the VT is limited to 1024x600.)
Old 04-26-2010, 03:53 AM   #2
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The framebuffer console will only use the common area that your two monitors share. This is a limitation in the fbcon code.

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