native vga -> script

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kadrim
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native vga -> script

Post by kadrim » Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:47 pm

it would be nice if there was some kind of script for compiling the kernel to output for native vga (pixel8's cable)

it's such a mess to do this on your own.

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Yes

Post by Dark_TB » Sat Feb 14, 2004 9:42 pm

Yes, I also want this.
When i try to change resolution in x config my screen just go black. And I can't enjoy linux in real VGA :(

The X2VGA get much attention, unlike plain vga cables, it would be sweet if somebody would write a guide to do everything youself, but a script would be even bether.

Maybe shallax can fix a VGA script in xbvset?

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And

Post by Dark_TB » Sat Feb 14, 2004 9:54 pm

Do u know how to recompile the kernel to get native VGA?
I have install gentoox 3 times and everytime I run magic I get some error that the downlaod was corrupted and it does not finish.

I thought I could use the X2VGA script to enable true VGA. Maybe I'm just stupid.

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Post by ShALLaX » Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:57 am

Ive no idea about native VGA, its not a high priority since the X2VGA does this easily.
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Post by Dark_TB » Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:59 pm

It was kinda easy to make it work without xbvset.
I looked at the vga tutorial on xbox-linux.org and edited XF86Config by hand and it worked kinda.
The screen get black after a few seconds, and going into power saving but then you kill x, and restart it and it works!

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Post by kadrim » Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:45 pm

i only get 640x480 to work....

higher res isn't possible, not because of my monitor but because the xbox just won't do 800x600 or higher

what did you experience?

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Post by aaron1017 » Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:03 am

Debian Supports VGA VERY WELL with my Pixel8 cable! Maybe you coders can reverse engineer the Debain Kernel or something.

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