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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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    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, resolution looks to be about that. Interesting link ...

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohog View Post
    I don't understand why you are so deeply opposed to this; if you are going to use a framebuffer driver, why not boot with it?
    Well, I use a very stripped-down kernel which doesn't contain these drivers. But I am so curious about this business that I built a parallel kernel just for experimenting.
    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.
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    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.
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