[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[bug #34610] please add support for different PC VGA text modes

From: Lars Täuber
Subject: [bug #34610] please add support for different PC VGA text modes
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:42:12 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1


                 Summary: please add support for different PC VGA text modes
                 Project: GNU GRUB
            Submitted by: taeuber
            Submitted on: Fr 21 Okt 2011 08:42:11 GMT
                Category: Booting
                Severity: Major
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: Feature Request
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: 
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: other
         Reproducibility: Every Time
         Planned Release: None



Hi there,

grub2 circumvents the text modes setting with a linux cmd line like vga=6.

This is really bad.

Is it possible to enable vga text mode setting for a different mode than the
normal one?

See also grub-core/loader/i386/linux.c lines 773ff

It like to choose e.g. one of those
(from vga=ask with old boot image)
Video adapter: VESA VGA
Mode:    COLSxROWS:
0 0F00 80x25
1 0F01 80x50
2 0F02 80x43
3 0F03 80x28
4 0F05 80x30
5 0F06 80x34
6 0F07 80x60
7 030A 132x43

Enter mode number or `scan':



File Attachments:

Date: Fr 21 Okt 2011 08:42:11 GMT  Name: textmodes.png  Size: 2kB   By:



Reply to this item at:


  Nachricht geschickt von/durch Savannah

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]