On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, [iso-8859-1] Ian Allman wrote:
> I would like to know why the vesafb driver does not support:
> Changing the screen resolution via fbset
Because it's not vesafb which sets up the initial resolution, but the BIOS (via
the vga= parameter).
To change the resolution afterwards (when the kernel is running) would require
some hackery to execute the BIOS mode selection code. Work is in progress, do a
Google search for e.g. vesafb-tng.
> Double buffering by altering the yoffset virtual to visible resolution parameter.
This should be supported. Try `video=vesafb:ypan', cfr.
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