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Re: setvbe command to set video mode

From: adrian15
Subject: Re: setvbe command to set video mode
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 19:05:28 +0200
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Gerardo Richarte wrote:
I have implemented a new grub command (setvbe) which can be used to switch the graphics mode before booting. It can take arguments like

   setvbe 1024x768x32 (scans the video modes for a suitable one) (*)
   setvbe 0x118 (set mode 0x118)

(*) it does not use the video mode list as used by vbeprobe because this method doesn't work on some systems, specially on qemu.

It will add a command line option "video=" to the booted kernel, passing some arguments needed by the loaded kernel.
Interesting. Automatisation of a good view of your linux.

I started using GRUB Legacy 0.97's source code for this, but now I'm using grub_for_dos 0.41 (0.42 did not work for me) which uses GRUB Legacy 0.97. I think the newer and more mantained version of GRUB Legacy is that one (grub 4 dos). Which includes lots of cool new features.

I am always saying that my Grub legacy fork is the best but you may be
right on this point.

   If anybody's interested, I can send it personally or to the list.

Send it to me please. If you can send the patch for original grub legacy
0.97 instead of the patch fro grub_for_dos 0.41 even better.

If you're bored you can make a patch for my own grub legacy fork (Check
source code downloads (and then dev_grub) on Super Grub Disk site (
http://adrian15.raulete.net/grub/ ) ).


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