vesafb refuses mode 865 for dell XPS m1330

Bug #201983 reported by Benson Margulies on 2008-03-13
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linux-meta (Ubuntu)

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Binary package hint: linux-image

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For non-X console mode, I use the vesafb driver. Dell were nice enough to include the native 1280×800 mode in the vesa mode list, as mode 865 - so if you configure lilo or grub (depending on your preference) to pass that to the kernel at boot time, you’ll get a native mode console.

Ubuntu gutsy gibbon linux-image-2.6.22-14-generic virtual terminals break with this mode set. They show only a blinking cursor, no contents.

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