Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Framebuffer on i8k2
- On Wed, 2002-05-01 at 09:39, James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:
> >>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Deselaers <thomas@...> writes:Great that somebody found some facts.
> Thomas> I tried this, but it is not working, and another pity is: It
> Thomas> seems that vesa-framebuffer is not capable of resolutions
> Thomas> higher than 1280x1024 but I would like 1600x1200.
> The vesa mode number for resolutions above 1280x1024 is not
> standardized; every vga bios uses different numbers.
> On the radeon 7500 dell shiped in some of the 8100s, 1600x1200 is
> 0x374 (aka 884 in decimal) for 16 bit colour, IIRC.
> Suse's yast2 can give a detailed hardware listing which mentions all
> of the vesa modes the vga bios on board supports. That is where I got
> the 0x374. I do not know how to get at that info on any of the other
> dists. I'm sure it is available, though.
> There is probably also a way to get that info in doze, before
> upgrading to linux.
Can anybody with gf2go or gf4go and suse find out what the numbers are
- On 2 May 2002, Nils-Anders Duesund Nottseter wrote:
> Great that somebody found some facts.Hi,
> Can anybody with gf2go or gf4go and suse find out what the numbers are
> for nvidia?
on my i8k, the numbers are 837 and 838 (8bpp and 16bpp). Unfortunately it
does not work for me: the resolution is set to 1600x1200, but there seems
to be a problem with font sizes: it seems as if the font would use only
every second pixel, so that the font is 4 times as large. Additionally,
there are a lot of extra pixels somewhere on the screen (like white
noise), so it is unusable this way.
Has anybody a solution for this?