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SubjectRe: VESAFB CUSTOM RESOLUTION
On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Sasa Ostrouska wrote:
> On 7/18/07, Daniel Drake <dsd@gentoo.org> wrote:
> > Sasa Ostrouska wrote:
> > > I want to ask one question about a custom resolution in the console.
> > > I have a Sony Vaio Laptop VGN-SZ2VP/X, the screen resolution is
> > > 1280x800, now I'm using the vga=773 which is an 1024x768 but this is
> > > ugly as I get a border of about 2-3cm on one the sides of the screen.
> > > So is there a way that I set the 1280x800 resolution at boot time ?
> >
> > I don't think vesafb can do what you want. However, uvesafb probably can.
> >
> > http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/uvesafb/
> >
> > Daniel
>
> Daniel you seem to be right, as till now, no one of those solutions
> for me worked, I always end up or with a non recognised option or a
> small square 640x480 pixels where I see the console. I need to try
> still the vbetest thing what Mr. Daplas proposed.
>
> In any case this laptop has an screen of 16:10 aspect ratio and I
> belive would be good
> to have those modes in the vesafb driver.

There are no modes in the vesafb driver. The vesafb driver uses the
video mode that was set by the BIOS before starting Linux.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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