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hello all. thought i saw this in a thread yesterday but wasnt able to find it today so i am going to post it. I would really appreciate any help ...
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- 01-29-2009 #1
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- Jan 2009
bootloader suse 11.1
- 01-30-2009 #2
1) The kernel expects to recieve the vga= parameter in decimal, not hex. Some kernels can take the hex IF you add a "0x" in front of it.
2) You have to add 400 to the decimal VESA mode (I don't understand why, it was just written that way).
You can try:
vga=0x34A or vga=842
Finally, if you're running a server kernel, it may not respond to the vga= option at all (VESA modes not compiled). In this case, install and configure a program call SVGATextMode (yes, that's the proper case).
- 01-30-2009 #3
It's also possible that your kernel simply doesn't support a mode so high. the vga= parameter is only used in console mode, so if you typically use the X interface and only view the console for messages on boot and shutdown, choosing the highest mode available in your menu of options will probably be plenty sufficient. (I'm happy with 773 (1024x768@8bit))
- 01-30-2009 #4
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- Jan 2009
D-cat, thanks for your input. i was not aware that ther kernel needed those defaullt settings for the boot loader. It was originaly set to vga=0x34a and was never able to find that setting so thats when it would probe. well i was able to try and re-install the boot loader with the correct settings from the install-dvd. however everytime i went to finalize the install it would give me an error. so after many unsuccessful attempts i decieded to completly erase the exsisting partions and start from scratch install. so i did that it probed my card and of course came with the limited resolution. i installed the nvidia driver from source again. rebooted and then at the boot loader i was given a new video mode and it is: vga=0x31a. with the new mode it shows the limited resolution on boot loader then when the splash screen comes for kde it automaticly goes to the right resolution (1920x1080 24 bit). So I believe that the kernel doesnt support that video mode for the boot up but does recognize it once it gets to the desktop enviroment. the problem has seemed to work its self out. it just took some encouragment. thanks for the your help again d-cat.