On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 6:46 AM, Dieter Plaetinck firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Hi all, I find that the size of our "display" (this is the framebuffer resolution, right?) is quite small. Most distro's that I know of have a bigger size/resolution when booting their isos. Is there a reason we keep it so small? compatibility with older systems?
Because we leave it up to the users to specify a vga= line in grub?
For the installer, we could probably default to at least a 1024x768 FB resolution, but keep in mind this still breaks for some people- those installing on an Eee PC with a 800x480 resolution, etc.
If we could make it a bit bigger, that would be really useful, See for example http://users.edpnet.be/dieter/aif/aif-alpha_0.6-disks-overview-dia.png I just have sometimes many things to show which doesn't fit in the screen anymore :)