the following patch was just integrated into master:
Author: Steve Goodrich <steve.goodrich(a)se-eng.com>
Date: Fri May 18 11:18:47 2012 -0600
Converted the FRAMEBUFFER_VESA_MODE to a choice.
Being a diligent soul, I changed the "enter a numeric value for the
mode you want" option to a choice of common modes. New modes can be
added quite easily.
Signed-off-by: Steve Goodrich <steve.goodrich(a)se-eng.com>