[arch-releng] size of the "display" (framebuffer?) on our images

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 08:19:54 EST 2009

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 6:46 AM, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> 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 :)

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