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Re: What are these F-10 boot slides?



John Brier wrote:

I think you are correct. Since plymouth needs kernel mode setting to work properly(without vesafb) it only works out of the box with those devices. However plymouth can work with most graphics if you select vesafb by using the vga= boot parameter. That's how I read that anyway.

I can tell you though that vga=0x318 works here on a nvidia graphics card and a 19" LCD with natie resolution 1280x1024.. also 0x31B is the proper resolution

I have a system with an ATI Radeon RV535 (lspci attached) which doesn't seem to want to use all its modes. In particular it won't do 1280x1024x24, but will do 0x324 (1280x1024x32), and X refuses to offer me a mode larger than 1024x768! With vga= I get a nice startup display, four penguins, then into X in 1024x768. Try to configure the display with GUI, asks for root, display type CRT-1280x1024, modes end at 1024x768. FC9 or FC10 just don't seem to have a clue on this display stuff, I wind up with vesafb, there's a top performer, NOT!

FC8 had a much better idea on this hardware, and I wish a little less effort had gone into the fancy graphical boot stuff and a little more into using all the capability of the hardware.

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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV535 [Radeon X1650 Series] (rev 9e)
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV535 [Radeon X1650 Series] (rev 9e)

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