Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: grub:2 first experience with it
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:05:37
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: grub:2 first experience with it by Harry Putnam
On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:05:11 -0500, Harry Putnam wrote:

> > You're supposed to use a video= parameter but I find the old school > > vga=794 works for me. The thing you have to learn with using GRUB, or > > at least when using grub-mkconfig, is that you don't edit grub.cfg > > but /etc/default/grub when you want to add kernel parameters. > > What does vga=794 get you? > > I've used `vga=0x31b video=vesfb:mtrr:3,ywrap' with grub:0 a few yrs > and get a nice size (1280x1024x32 [I think])
vga=794 gets you the same but in 16 bit, I find 65000 colours is enough for bash :-) 0x31b is 795, but I tend to remember those codes in decimal, however much it hurts my geek cred. -- Neil Bothwick "Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable." - Mark Twain