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bug #34610: please add support for different PC VGA text modes

Submitted by:  Lars Täuber <taeuber>
Submitted on:  Fri 21 Oct 2011 08:42:11 AM UTC  
Category: BootingSeverity: Major
Priority: 1 - LaterItem Group: Feature Request
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: 
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: 
Release: otherReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: 2.03+

Fri 21 Oct 2011 08:42:11 AM UTC, original submission:

Hi there,

grub2 circumvents the text modes setting with a linux cmd line like vga=6.

This is really bad.

Is it possible to enable vga text mode setting for a different mode than the normal one?

See also grub-core/loader/i386/linux.c lines 773ff

It like to choose e.g. one of those
(from vga=ask with old boot image)
Video adapter: VESA VGA

  1. 0F00 80x25

1 0F01 80x50
2 0F02 80x43
3 0F03 80x28
4 0F05 80x30
5 0F06 80x34
6 0F07 80x60
7 030A 132x43

Enter mode number or `scan':


Lars Täuber <taeuber>


Attached Files
file #24177:  textmodes.png added by taeuber (2KiB - image/png)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 02 Mar 2016 10:41:59 AM UTCphcoderPlanned ReleaseNone=>2.03+
    Sat 12 Nov 2011 08:54:07 PM UTCphcoderPriority5 - Normal=>1 - Later
    Fri 21 Oct 2011 08:42:11 AM UTCtaeuberAttached File-=>Added textmodes.png, #24177

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