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On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:

> So, one cannot just set any mode, unless that mode is already defined in
> the BIOS mode table. In VBE 3.0, you might be able to choose an
> arbitrary vertical refresh rate, but that's the best mode tuning you can
> do with the video BIOS.

Theoretically, not correct. VBE 3.0 allows arbitrary mode setting - not
only vertical refresh, but all mode parameters (the ones appearing in X
modelines). This is supported by both svgalib and uvesafb. I don't know
on how many VBE3 cards this feature really works, but it does work for
some cards.

Matan Ziv-Av.

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