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Old 11-26-07, 09:21 AM   #17
proteusx
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Default Re: 1280x800 framebuffer, please help.

Unfortunately this mode is not available in the 8500GT bios.
Here is the output from vbetest from this card:

VBE Version 3.0
NVIDIA
[256] 640x400 (256 color palette)
[257] 640x480 (256 color palette)
[259] 800x600 (256 color palette)
[261] 1024x768 (256 color palette)
[263] 1280x1024 (256 color palette)
[270] 320x200 (5:6:5)
[271] 320x200 (8:8:8)
[273] 640x480 (5:6:5)
[274] 640x480 (8:8:8)
[276] 800x600 (5:6:5)
[277] 800x600 (8:8:8)
[279] 1024x768 (5:6:5)
[280] 1024x768 (8:8:8)
[282] 1280x1024 (5:6:5)
[283] 1280x1024 (8:8:8)
[304] 320x200 (256 color palette)
[305] 320x400 (256 color palette)
[306] 320x400 (5:6:5)
[307] 320x400 (8:8:8)
[308] 320x240 (256 color palette)
[309] 320x240 (5:6:5)
[310] 320x240 (8:8:8)
[317] 640x400 (5:6:5)
[318] 640x400 (8:8:8)
[325] 1600x1200 (256 color palette)
[326] 1600x1200 (5:6:5)
[330] 1600x1200 (8:8:8)
Type a mode number, or 'q' to quit -

I bought 2 of these cards a month ago and I feel as though I have been duped.
What is the use of all the MHz RAMDACs and the 100's of MB ram when it cannot do a simple framebuffer console with 16:10 aspect ratio? Its a con.
And how can one find a card that will do this when the manufacturers dont say in the specs what vesa modes their cards support?
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