VESA_800x600 (age old question)
parv at pair.com
Wed Sep 8 13:57:24 PDT 2004
in message <20040908183714.GA43489 at fajita.org>,
wrote Lewis Thompson thusly...
> I've got VESA and SC_PIXEL_MODE in my kernel and I want to be able
> to do: vidcontrol VESA_800x600.
> However, when I do this I receive the following message:
> vidcontrol: cannot set videomode: Operation not supported by device
Won't i love to have the same on Dell i5ke w/ ATI Rage 128 Mobility
M3 LF (AGP) card.
> This is an Intel 855GM/GME Montara (I use i810 for x.org). I
> don't know if it means anything but in the Xorg.log file I am told
> that a VESA BIOS is detected:
> (II) I810(0): VESA BIOS detected
Same i get for R128. (using r128 from XFree86)
> Can somebody please tell me what this means?
All that means is the card does not have proper/complete VESA
implementation. IOW, get a card w/ proper/complete VESA
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