Re: [PATCH] Updating Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt

From: Antonino A. Daplas
Date: Sat Aug 05 2006 - 08:45:54 EST

Christian Heim wrote:
> Hello Antonino,
> + | 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024 1600x1200
> +----+-----------------------------------------------
> +256 | 0x301 0x303 0x305 0x307 0x???
> +32k | 0x310 0x313 0x316 0x319 0x373
> +64k | 0x311 0x314 0x317 0x31A 0x374
> +16M | 0x312 0x315 0x318 0x31B 0x375
> To enable one of those modes you have to specify "vga=ask" in the
> lilo.conf file and rerun LILO. Then you can type in the desired

This is not correct. VESA did not define 1600x1200 as part of
its DVT standard. And starting with VBE 2.0, VESA is not going to
define new mode ID's. Thus the mode ID that you get for 1600x1200 may
be unique only for your particular hardware/Video BIOS.

You may use X's 'vesa' driver to get a list of modes that your
BIOS supports. It will be written to /var/log/X*.0.log.

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