VESA_800x600 (age old question)

Parv parv at
Wed Sep 8 13:57:24 PDT 2004

in message <20040908183714.GA43489 at>,
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  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

  - Parv


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