WelcomeWelcome | FAQFAQ | DownloadsDownloads | WikiWiki

Author Topic: [intel igp] native framebuffer resolution  (Read 5811 times)

Offline tinypoodle

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3857
[intel igp] native framebuffer resolution
« on: July 26, 2010, 05:20:29 AM »
I could imagine the framebuffer is messed up...

Here i have been messing in various ways trying to get a native framebuffer resolution (from 800x600 to 1024x600 on a netbook with a 945GM Intel chipset), to no result.
After having restarted Xvesa several times without any symptoms first, after exiting Xorg console is black with several green rectangles, which change when some readable output is expected. Running apps which rely on framebuffer - e.g. mplayer or links2 - is resulting in rather psychedelic visual effects...
Wondering if there is a way to fix/reset the framebuffer, or even achieve to get plain basic text mode (without framebuffer).
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 05:35:07 AM by tinypoodle »
"Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster." Niklaus Wirth - A Plea for Lean Software (1995)

Offline Juanito

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12991
Re: Re: [intel igp] native framebuffer resolution
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 05:50:52 AM »
did you try 915resolution or vbetool - or is this not what you're looking for?
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 05:52:57 AM by Juanito »

Offline tinypoodle

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3857
Re: Re: [intel igp] native framebuffer resolution
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 06:33:08 AM »
did you try 915resolution or vbetool - or is this not what you're looking for?
I tried both of those, not really sure what exactly to do with vbetool though to fix the messed up console.  ???
If i do:
Code: [Select]
sudo vbetool vgamode
I get a blinking cursor in top left corner, that's all i managed to change, and it falls back to former state when doing "reset".
"Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster." Niklaus Wirth - A Plea for Lean Software (1995)

Offline Juanito

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12991
Re: Re: [intel igp] native framebuffer resolution
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 06:49:05 AM »
915resolution works with my "Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller"

Offline tinypoodle

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3857
Re: Re: [intel igp] native framebuffer resolution
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 07:07:02 AM »
915resolution does work fine here to get native resolution in Xvesa but didn't change the framebuffer.
"Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster." Niklaus Wirth - A Plea for Lean Software (1995)

Offline ^thehatsrule^

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1726
Re: Re: [intel igp] native framebuffer resolution
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 03:58:43 PM »
isn't 915resolution meant for intel igps?

Offline tinypoodle

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3857
Re: Re: [intel igp] native framebuffer resolution
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2010, 04:53:10 PM »
Correct.
I suspect you might have missed an episode  ;) 
"Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster." Niklaus Wirth - A Plea for Lean Software (1995)

Offline tinypoodle

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3857
Re: [intel igp] native framebuffer resolution
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 09:30:18 AM »
« Last Edit: August 12, 2010, 10:15:17 AM by tinypoodle »
"Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster." Niklaus Wirth - A Plea for Lean Software (1995)