Re: Invalid vmode error on bootup

Subject: Re: Invalid vmode error on bootup
From: Neil Jolly (
Date: Wed Dec 01 1999 - 21:12:09 MST

Andrew Dacey wrote:

> Hi I'm getting a strange error whenever I bootup into linux.
> It says invalid vmode. It's usually right at the end in dmesg. The
> kernal args I'm using are:
> video=atyfb:vmode:17,cmode:32 adb_buttons=1,103,111
> I'm using a beige G3 desktop with the built in video. I'm not using the
> "no video driver" option. Can anyone explain why I'd be getting this error?
> Thanks,
> Frugal

I've been getting the same error message on my Beige G3 since I installed
XFree86-3.3.5. I haven't investigated the cause since it works just fine, but
I'd be interested in knowing what the problem is. I've tried a variety of
vmode args ranging from 12 - 17. All settings produce this error, and any
settings higher than 14 result in the console screen being offset to the left
when compared to the same settings while running X. I've also tried running
xvidtune to fine tune the settings, but xvidtune does not seem to be
operational either.

Neil Jolly
Got trouble with your X?

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