Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#107 closed defect (fixed)

Work out how to use higher screen res for SoaS

Reported by: cjb Owned by: marcopg
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) Version:
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Cc: cjb Distribution/OS:
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SoaS looks pretty bad at the wrong DPI and at 1024x768, and I can't figure out how to use a higher resolution than 1024x768 when emulating with qemu. If there's a way to get 1280x1024 (or perhaps better, 1200x900) using free software emulation on Fedora 10, I'd love to hear about it.

Ubuntu does have 1280x1024 under qemu for their live CDs, but they do it with a hack that the Fedora people don't like.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by mungewell

Was the hack you mention frigging with the X refresh rates on the emulated Xorg session????

If not this might be of interest:


comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by mungewell

I can confirm that this works for QEMU session running under Windows... The X11 session is HUGE :-)


comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by cjb

  • Cc cjb added

Yup, that sounds like it.

So, the question is: can we detect whether we're running on qemu, and use that xorg.conf if we are in order to get 1280x1024? The way OLPC used to do this was to install grub (which I think SoaS already uses?) and have a qemu-specific grub target.

(Hm, I didn't see mails about your comments. Are mail notifications broken on this Trac instance?)

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by marcopg

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Added an hack to use 1024x768 when running inside qemu.

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