well, I've just installed a nowadays almost standard
Cirrus Logic CLGD-5428 card into my system.
During tha past few hours, I've hassled around with
DOS/MS-Windows settings, Xconfig adjustments for
my cheapo monitor and then, finally, I just came
across a problem I couldn't master.
After LILO was installed, I tried to start with my
favourite VGA setting 80x43. This has worked on
my old work-horse, a Trident TVGA-8900C. Usually
I had many modes to choose from:
but the new Cirrus card showed up only two available
so there was not even a normal 80x25 mode available !
( Yet, the bootup used the standard VGA setting of
80x25 !! )
Hey, this might very well be a FAQ issue, I just
haven't an idea where to look this up.
The problem is not less irritating because of the
fact that termcap states that the Cirrus chip
supports 100x37 char mode, which I would consider as
The Cirrus manual says that the available text
cXr text char screen
or cell format
30x30 G 8x16 640x480
40x25 T 9x16 360x400
80x25 T 9x16 720x400
80x30 G 8x16 640x480
100x37 G 8x16 800x600
128x48 G 8x16 1024x768
These were just a few modes, but they are quite a few
more than what LILO thinks are available.
SO THE QUESTION: How can I access these modes at boot
I use LILO 0.14, as it was shipped with Slackware 1.2.
I guess the kernel doeesn't matter, but I use 1.1.38.
The Cirrus card has BIOS version 1.30.
Any help out there ?