How do i get a nice 1440x900 bootsplash ?

Hello people, first thread on this brand new board. :slight_smile:

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


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”.

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

**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"
  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. :cool:

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.

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!