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Re: [opensuse] video problem with an ancient laptop
On 2013-08-14 18:25 (GMT+0200) David Haller composed:

On Tue, 13 Aug 2013, Felix Miata wrote:

But "video" does not work,

Can't without KMS.

Of course it can. With e.g. matroxfb, which I've been using _at least_
since 2.4.10pre11 which I built in Sep. 2001 ... Still got the
lilo.conf, kernel and .config ...

append="video=matrox:vesa:434 hdd=ide-scsi"

That "video" is specific to employing matroxfb, =proprietarystring rather than =numberXnumber[@number] used as standard directive to KMS, so it can't in the thread context. OP is using Intel gfx, supported by KMS, not Matrox. Syntax for the 99.97% of installations using Intel, ATI & NVidia chips, is video=reshorizXresvert[@refresh].

Using G400 in 12.3 with 3.7.10 kernel-desktop and cmdline containing 'video=794 video=1152x864', tty video mode stays 1280x1024 (794); using only 'video=1400x1050', it stays 80x25 (BIOS default); because KMS (AFAICT) still does not support Matrox gfx chips.
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