[CentOS-devel] Rebuild xorg

Sun Dec 21 17:16:48 UTC 2008
William L. Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com>

On Sun, 2008-12-21 at 11:55 -0500, William L. Maltby wrote:
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> Time for extreme measures. At boot prompt, add to the end of the kernel
> line, via the grub edit facility "vga=ask", IIRC.
> I can't find the kernel parameters docs on my system ATM, so this is a
> guess from memory. Maybe I need kernel development to get those notes?
> Anyway, that should give you a list of pre-defined modes, numeric.
> Google before you do this and get a list of possible ones. I would pick
> the 1024x768 as a first try. IIRC another is 800x640. There's a
> 1240x1076(?) I think too.

I did a little googling. One post said that you should be able to go
into BIOS setup and set a default set of values that will get you going.

Another,  http://www.mepis.org/node/2992 , has a small table of the
standard codes.

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