Installing 8.04 on Dell Inspiron 1501 with 1280x800 display, ATI graphics.
If I give *any* value for "vga=0x###" on the kernel boot command line (at least, any that I have tried so far), I get one of two things happening:
1) blank screen until X starts
2) mode is rejected as "invalid" and I'm left with an 80x25 console
This problem appears to be specific to the Dell Inspiron 1501. So please, understand that general solutions such as "use 'vga=ask'", or "vga=791" will not address this issue -- already tried. And my google-fu appears to be weak, today.
Are there any video modes that will work on this laptop other than 80-column modes? I'd love to be able to have, for example, a 128x50 console! But the kernel and Inspiron are conspiring against me.
Thanks and Best Regards,