Boot resolution

Michael auslands-kv at
Wed Mar 3 00:33:52 PST 2010

O.K. this time I found the right kernel option. It is (simply):


Then it works.



P.S.: Now I need to find out how to make boot messages disappear which are 
visible for about two seconds between splashy stopping and xserver 

Michael wrote:

> Hello
> With all that kernel mode setting stuff I have no idea any longer where to
> pose my question. So I try here, knowing that it is most probably the
> wrong mailing list.
> I have an atom system here with a intel 945 graphics chip. I use kernel
> 2.6.33 on a debian based linux system.
> I want to control the boot resolution of the system to always have it
> 800x600. In earlier times that was easily done using the kernel option
> "vga=789". Today, I cannot get it to work. The system always switches to
> the highest available resolution (1600x900) directly after grub.
> I tried the following kernel options without success, all of them leading
> to a resolution of 1600x900:
> - vga=789
> - vga=0 video=intelfb:800x600
> - vga=0 video=inteldrmfb:modeset=1:800x600
> - vga=0 video=inteldrmfb:modeset=0:800x600
> - vga=0 i915.modeset=0
> - vga=789 i915.modeset=0
> - vga=789 i915.modeset=1
> Can anybody hint me what I need to do?
> Thanks,
> Michael

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