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    SubjectRe: Kernel 'vga=' parameter wierdness
    On Wednesday 22 February 2006 09:43, Asfand Yar Qazi wrote:
    > 'Scuse my noobness, but when I supply the following parameter to the arguments
    > of my kernel through GRUB, I get an 'undefined mode' error:
    > vga=0164
    > But then, when the prompt comes up asking me which mode I want I type in:
    > 0164
    > and I get the required mode!

    vga parameter is not passed to kernel itself, it is parsed by bootloader.
    Previously, booploaders had bugs versus vga=NN specified in hex and/or octal.
    Try entering decimal value.

    > What's happening? On 2.4 kernel, I used to boot with vga=0x0a (which is the
    > same mode as 0164) and it would boot fine. Not anymore...

    0x0a != 0164, that's for sure
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