Re: Font selection with i915

From: Alan Stern
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 15:40:00 EST

On Wed, 20 Jan 2010, Corbin Simpson wrote:

> FYI the legacy non-KMS path (nomodeset) is deprecated in kernel and
> was recently dropped from the X driver. You should be able to use
> fbset to change the resolution of your fbcon though.

I tried fbset, and it was distinctly unsuccessful. When I ran "fbset
640x480-60", the general appearance of the screen did not change but
all new text got squeezed into the upper-left corner in an unreadable

It's not clear what mode I should specify. The output from "fbset" is
rather unhelpful (I didn't save the exact output but this is close):

mode: "1280x1024-0"
D: 0 MHz H: 0 kHz V: 0 Hz
geometry: 1280 1024 1280 1024 32
timings: -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
rgba: 8/16,8/8,8/0,0/0

Alan Stern

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