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Thread: How do i get a nice 1440x900 bootsplash ?

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    rocknrollme NNTP User

    Question How do i get a nice 1440x900 bootsplash ?

    Hello people, first thread on this brand new board.

    I am new to opensuse and I would like to know how to get my bootsplash to a 1440x900 resolution while my system loads.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: How do i get a nice 1440x900 bootsplash ?

    You have to append an option "vga=..." to the kernel, not sure about the specific code for 1440x900 though. could be a problem as 1440x900 is a non-standard (non-VESA) resolution. 1024x768 (16bit) for example is "vga=0x317".

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    rocknrollme NNTP User

    Default Re: How do i get a nice 1440x900 bootsplash ?

    Hi and thank you for answering. (nice duck by the way)
    Finding the vga code is not really a problem, here it is:

    Code:
    hwinfo --framebuffer
    02: None 00.0: 11001 VESA Framebuffer                           
      [Created at bios.450]
      Unique ID: rdCR.M73PzX51sH1
      Hardware Class: framebuffer
      Model: "NVIDIA G86 Board - p419h01 "
      Vendor: "NVIDIA Corporation"
      Device: "G86 Board - p419h01 "
      SubVendor: "NVIDIA"
      SubDevice: 
      Revision: "Chip Rev"
      Memory Size: 14 MB
      Memory Range: 0x91000000-0x91dfffff (rw)
      Mode 0x0364: 1440x900 (+1440), 8 bits
      Mode 0x0365: 1440x900 (+5760), 24 bits
      Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    Now the problem is when I switch to a 0x0365 vga mode, I have no bootslpash image...
    I someone know how to fix this, well that would be cool.

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    Default Re: How do i get a nice 1440x900 bootsplash ?

    As far as I know, 1024x768 @ 24 bits is the best it can boot at.

    I'm currently looking around myself right now as it has been a while since I've last looked into this and would like to know if it can be done at 1440x900 too.

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    Default Re: How do i get a nice 1440x900 bootsplash ?

    Hm strange. You got at least the verbose splash with the right resolution? Or no splash at all?
    You modified /boot/grub/menu.lst or entered the option at the boot prompt first?
    This is only a speculation, but if you get the verbose splash screen, it COULD be that both the silent and the verbose splash doesn't fit into framebuffer memory (I had this problem with a really old laptop). If so, you could check dmesg output for complaining about something like "doesn't fit into framebuffer" - I can't remember the exact string atm, sorry.
    If that's not the case, I'm out of ideas unfortunately.

    btw, glad you like my duck!

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