Talk:VESA BIOS Extensions

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Some of these Linux mode numbers dont work using grub> vbeprobe prints says vbe 3.0 and a hole bunch of different mode numbers which then you add 0x200 to get the linux mode nuber and they clearly are different if these are wrong or OEM dependent then it useless having them -- 09:31, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Booting at high-resolution?[edit]

In Linux, you can use like vga=794 to boot at 1280x1024. Would it be possible for someone to make a BIOS that boots in 1280x1024 from the start, instead of the old 80x25 mode that still all computers boot today, even though its heritage from the first computers? -- Frap (talk) 19:01, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Neutrality of "Warning" section[edit]

This newly-created section contains a lot of Wikipedia no-no's, including first-person point of view (see Wikipedia:Pronoun#Tone) and original research (Wikipedia:No_original_research). I don't want to just jump in and delete it, as such a section may be of some value to the article, but in its current state it significantly detracts from the quality of the article, in my opinion. I'd appreciate hearing any suggestions on how this section can be improved and properly included in the article, if at all possible. (talk) 21:03, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Negative tone[edit]

The tone of the first paragraph is that VBE was not as succesful as it could have. While that is true, now, 10 years later, many Linux, and probably XP+ too use VESA as default driver, even if only for installation purposes. I think this could be added (talk) 15:30, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Off-Topic Information[edit]

This page should provide details of the VBE standards, and should not contain much (if any) information that is not about these standards (including information about any specific implementation of the VBE standards). "5 Modes available in Parallels" should be deleted or shifted to a page about Parallels (unless someone wants to add hundreds of similar sections, one for each other emulator and one for each video card).

Details about how to setup a Linux kernel so that it uses high resolution video modes during boot is entirely irrelevant here, and "4 Linux video mode numbers" should be deleted or shifted to a page about Linux. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:35, 17 April 2010 (UTC)


Would a link to UniVBE be appropriate for this article? That was software to update the VESA BIOS support of video cards. Bizzybody (talk) 09:48, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Unfulfilled wishes and the future of the VBE[edit]

Most of modern cards comes with a primary and additional with a secondary display device, but only the primary display device can be used with the VBE bios.

Wisches for the future:
- to show the content of the second LFB on the secondary display device, so that both devices of one card can be used, each with an own resolution and each with an own CRTC-Parameter Table

- a DDC-Read-EDID for the secondary display device

- an option for to handle if we become a clone-mode, multi-mode, or a span or extended mode — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:20, 6 December 2013 (UTC)