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Re: gfxterm and vesa

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: gfxterm and vesa
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 01:00:26 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 06:04:27PM +0300, Vesa Jääskeläinen wrote:
> Video mode setup function tries to use all available video drivers to
> initialize video mode. It uses first it founds working. So if someone
> writes VGA driver then you can add it to queue and if VBE2+ is not
> available then it would try next driver, in this case it would be VGA
> driver.
> You can specify video mode to be 800x600 without color depth so it will
> use most colorful mode it finds. But if first adapter has 800x600x16 and
> second would have 800x600x32 then it would take first as there was valid
> mode.
> Other option would be to probe for modes and then select one. But this
> should be in script or in custom module code. Or gfxmode would be
> extended to allow multiple selections like 1024x768;800x600;640x480.
> Also there are starting to be lots of wide screen LCD's that should be
> somehow supported too. I think that Video API do not have any limitation
> on this regard.

Which do you think should be the default (at least in the short term)?

Note: the default gfxmode definition set by update-grub is defined in official
GRUB (see grub2/util/grub.d/

Robert Millan

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