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Re: [PATCH] Video mode fixes in linux loader

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Video mode fixes in linux loader
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 18:01:02 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, May 04, 2009 at 11:15:13AM -0400, BandiPat wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
>> On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 08:03:23PM -0400, BandiPat wrote:
>>>     linux16 /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro resume=/dev/sda4 
>>> splash=silent  vga=794
>> This means vga=0x31a, aka 16-bit 1280x1024.  Does 24-bit (vga=0x31b) work?
>> I suspect there's some fuzzy matching here.
> =======
> Thanks Robert for the suggestion.  I had renewed hopes this might work,  
> but it would not.  After editing the menuentry to use either the  
> vga=0x31b or vga=795, the machine booted to a blinking cursor.  It would  
> not go beyond that.

What suitable modes does "vbeinfo" list?

> Does that help in determining where maybe the problem lies?  Also, I  
> thought both linux16 and vga were deprecated, no longer to be used?

"vga" is deprecated, but we don't have a replacement for it yet.

"linux16" will eventually become completely obsolete, but some users
(e.g. you) still need to rely on it, which is why we didn't remove it.

Robert Millan

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  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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