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BSD 02-05-06 10:00 PM

Changing resolution and frequency outside of X?
 
How do you change the resolution and refresh rates in the main console (no X windows). It is using vesa frame buffer when I boot, should I be using an nvidia frame buffer (I have the nvidia drivers installed, and use the nvidia driver in X). Thanks for your help.

whig 02-06-06 02:27 AM

Re: Changing resolution and frequency outside of X?
 
I can't remember exactly and the web isn't being helpful. Try this in a kernel command line.

Code:

vga=0x317@85

BSD 02-06-06 04:49 PM

Re: Changing resolution and frequency outside of X?
 
I think I already have 1024x768. I'm looking to get 1600x1200@100hz in the console. I use the newest nvidia drivers in xorg, should I also be using an nvidia framebuffer for the console (instead of the vesafb)? How would I do this? Thanks.

whig 02-06-06 10:02 PM

Re: Changing resolution and frequency outside of X?
 
The linux kernel documentation shows resolutions going up to only 1280x1024 :(

BSD 02-06-06 10:10 PM

Re: Changing resolution and frequency outside of X?
 
For which framebuffer? vesa?

whig 02-07-06 10:36 PM

Re: Changing resolution and frequency outside of X?
 
Yes, that's for the vesa fb. I suspect we can't use nvidia drivers for the console fb, the mode is set at boot and that's where it stays.

BSD 02-07-06 10:50 PM

Re: Changing resolution and frequency outside of X?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by whig
Yes, that's for the vesa fb. I suspect we can't use nvidia drivers for the console fb, the mode is set at boot and that's where it stays.

Thats why I was asking about the nvidia frame buffer.

seeker 02-08-06 05:12 AM

Re: Changing resolution and frequency outside of X?
 
I'm using SuSe 9.2, so I'm not certain if your distro has it, but see if you have something called "Resapplet". I had to install it from the DVD, after the OS was installed. I have not used it yet, so I can't tell you if it will work, but here is what YaST says about it:

Quote:

Resapplet is a simple utility that sits in the system notification area and allows user switching of their resolution and refresh rate. It uses the xrandr extensions to switch the resolution on-the-fly and userE resolution preferences to save the resolution. It works in both GNOME and KDE, as it uses the system notification area.

seeker 02-08-06 05:45 AM

Re: Changing resolution and frequency outside of X?
 
I just realized that I had misread your question, so disregard all that I said.


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