Opened 9 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#4952 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add a grub alternative for 1280x1024 under emulation.

Reported by: MitchellNCharity Owned by: jg
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: distro Version:
Keywords: Cc: dsd
Blocked By: Blocking:
Deployments affected: Action Needed: never set
Verified: no


The default grub alternative is 1024x768 (kernel vga=0x317). There is also a 800x600 (vga=0x314) alternative. Activities which assume 1200x900 end up extending past the edge of the screen.

I suggest adding a third alternative, 1280x1024 (kernel vga=0x31A) to provide a workaround. It being easier to deal with an activity which fails to fill the screen, rather than extending beyond it. The default should however remain unchanged, as this is too big for many peoples' monitors.

Someday someone will figure out how to get 1200x900. But for now...

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by gregdek

I'm hoping that this bug is a simple fix, because it's a pretty big roadblock for people testing in emulation. Sure, a knowledgeable user can work around this problem, but I'm trying to get newbies involved, and the harder it is to get functional resolution, the higher that bar is.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jg

  • Milestone changed from Never Assigned to FutureFeatures

patches gratefully accepted.... It will happen much faster than leaving it to us if you can generate a patch...

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by gregorio

  • Milestone FutureFeatures deleted

Milestone FutureFeatures deleted

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by dsd

  • Action Needed set to never set
  • Cc dsd added
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

we don't produce emulation images right now, see #8369

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