[ipxe-devel] vesafb questions/suggestions

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Fri Jan 10 23:43:05 UTC 2014

On 11/01/14 00:18, Oliver Rath wrote:
>>> 2nd, I saw that the biggest font supported by ipxe seems to be 9x16_ALT
>>> (which doesnt work on my screen, but 8x16 does). Are there some bigger
>>> fonts in VBE mode available?
>> Do you mean that the 9x16 font doesn't exist in your BIOS?  Is iPXE
>> therefore unable to display text on your system?  If so, that's a
>> problem we need to fix.
> If I choose 9x16_ALT, on the screen I see only "snowish" lines, unable
> to recognice the letters.

When you say that you "choose" 9x16_ALT, does this choice involve 
modifying the source code in any way?  Does an unmodified iPXE produce 
text as expected?


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