amd64/94896: Where support VESA Modes for AMD64 kernel ?
mv at thebeastie.org
Sun Apr 9 14:30:32 UTC 2006
The following reply was made to PR amd64/94896; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Michael Vince <mv at thebeastie.org>
To: Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de>
Cc: hhc at tut.by, bug-followup at FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-amd64 at FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: amd64/94896: Where support VESA Modes for AMD64 kernel ?
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 00:21:53 +1000
Oliver Fromme wrote:
>Andrei <hhc at tut.by> wrote:
> > > Number: 94896
> > > Category: amd64
> > > Synopsis: Where support VESA Modes for AMD64 kernel ?
> > > Confidential: no
> > > Severity: serious
> > > Priority: low
> > > Responsible: freebsd-amd64
> > > State: open
> > > Quarter:
> > > Keywords:
> > > Date-Required:
> > > Class: sw-bug
> > > Submitter-Id: current-users
> > > Arrival-Date: Fri Mar 24 07:10:13 GMT 2006
> > > Closed-Date:
> > > Last-Modified:
> > > Originator: Andrei
> > > Release: 6.0-RELEASE AMD64
> > > Organization:
> > Goznak
> > > Environment:
> > > Description:
> > Where support VESA Modes for AMD64 kernel?
>It's not possible to support it.
> > Why "options VESA" not worked for AMD64?
>Because FreeBSD/amd64 cannot perform calls to the VESA BIOS
>functions (which are 32bit i386 code, not amd64).
> > How make videomode 1280x1024 or another?
>I recommend you use Xorg for that. Otherwise, if you
>absolutely need VESA modes, you have to install 32bit
> > Why only one mode 80x25 available?
>Actually I think 80x50 should be possible with vidcontrol(1),
>which is a standard mode that does not require VESA BIOS.
I don't want to sound like a complainer but there must still technically
be a console based hi-res mode for AMD64 because I saw such a high res
mode when I tried out Gentoo on my laptop.
I decided I didn't like Gentoo but aside from that point it proves that
some how its possible for hi-res console even if no such code exists on
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