more data on screen

Chuck Hallenbeck chuckh at
Mon Oct 4 04:21:50 EDT 2004


That makes sense. I spent a fitful night in bed thinking about
"VGA=15492" and obsessed over it until I realized that 15492 was
equivalent to 60 * 256 + 132, which is to say, a byte pair of 132
followed by 60, using the little endian convention, and by gosh, that's
my screen size! I finally got to sleep.


On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, Cheryl Homiak wrote:

> What you are refering to is a difference between using the menu item number 
> or using the conversion for the hexadecimal code for that setting. I don't 
> think that's the problem since my dmesg indicates that the new setting is 
> being used but it isn't actually happening.
> Even though I'm not running X except when I start freedombox, maybe some of 
> the xfonts are being started by Debian and this is preventing my vga choice 
> from working?

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