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

Submitter:  Lars Täuber <taeuber>
Submitted:  Fri 21 Oct 2011 08:42:11 AM UTC
Category:  Booting Severity:  Major
Priority:  1 - Later Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  other
Release:  Reproducibility:  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
Mode:    COLSxROWS:

  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>


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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
    2016-03-02 phcoder Planned ReleaseNone 2.03+
    2011-11-12 phcoder Priority5 - Normal 1 - Later
    2011-10-21 taeuber Attached File- Added textmodes.png, #24177

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