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I found when I switched to nouveau I had to play around a bit to get a terminal with acceptable text so I already have video=800x640@85 on the kernel line, ...
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- 08-08-2011 #11
Ed: just tested with video=1600x1200@75 which is the maximum resolution, links works at that resolution ... I must have played around with video setting because on the normal terminal the text is smaller than I wanted
Last edited by Jonathan183; 08-08-2011 at 10:25 PM.
- 08-10-2011 #12
What I have discovered so far is that vesa does not work on my very basic chip; the highest mode available is 123, which obviously doesn't contain enough colours for 10pt antialiased print display; hence the poor legibility in links. 318, which is the mode I really need, isn't recognised.
I'm going to try with the native driver i810fb, which has a lot of options and see if that gets round it.
- 08-10-2011 #13
Got it! I'm using Links on the framebuffer right now and it reads beautifully. The trick is to use the native i810fb driver and specify bpp=24 (true colour). The problem is I can't yet boot in this mode. I have to insert the module after booting. But I'm sure I'll find a way around that.
I wish I could compile this driver in. But so far I haven't succeeded in doing that; it's <m> or nothing. Another thing to work on.