[ltp] Black Border in console w/ 760xl

Tino Keitel linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 16:26:54 +0100

On Tuesday, 19. February 2002 18:51, Tom Grydeland wrote:
> On 19 Feb 2002, Jake Roersma wrote:
> > I know I have seen this somewhere on the mailing list before, but just
> > have never had the time to go at it.  How do I expland the console
> > screen to the edges for the display.  I get this black border of about
> > an inch all the wya around the screen..Any help would be great.

I also tried that with my 765L without real success. I only can expand the 
640x480 resolution in text mode to the full screen (Fn-F8), but the 
characters will be interpolated and look somewhat ugly.

> Two different answers, depending on what you want.
> To enlarge the screen font to fill the screen, there is probably a
> magic key combination.  On my 600E, it is Fn+F8.  Don't know what it
> would be on yours

The function of the Fn+F8 key has to be enabled with ps2.exe on my 765L.

> To have the console use all of your screen real estate, you need your
> kernel to support frame buffer console.  Exactly what options to support
> would depend.  I have this setup (which I will not guarantee will work
> for you)

VESA frame buffer requires a VESA 2.0 compatible video BIOS. Since even my 
765L has only a VESA 1.2 compatible video BIOS, I don't think the 760 
supports this.


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