VESA support for wide screens?
jkim at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 24 16:10:29 UTC 2011
On Thursday 23 June 2011 07:53 pm, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> On Jun 23, 2011 11:42 AM, "Jung-uk Kim" <jkim at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > On Thursday 23 June 2011 05:22 pm, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > > I nave a new laptop with a 1600x900 display and an Intel 3000
> > > (Sandybridge) GPU. Looks like no direct support until GEM and
> > > KMS is available. Until then, I'd really like a display that is
> > > not squashed. I am not at all familiar with the vesa driver, so
> > > I have no idea how to proceed.
> > >
> > > The only resolution I see offered by the vesa driver is
> > > 1024x768. Can I add a mode (preferably using xrandr) to get the
> > > pixels back to being square? And, can I get it to use the full
> > > resolution?
> > If your VESA BIOS does not support the desired mode, there is no
> > way, unfortunately.
> > Jung-uk Kim
> So, the video BIOS will report all available vesa modes and the
> driver will just make those available to the system. Or, on this
> case, one that does not even match the physical aspect ratio of the
> screen. I'm bummer.
Video BIOS must report all available VESA modes AND it must be able to
switch between the modes with BIOS INT 10h. Then, some modes will be
excluded based on capabilities of connected monitor(s) via EDID.
> Guess I'll just have to hope that GEM/ONE shows up soon.
Yes, that's your best bet, I guess.
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