[SeaBIOS] [Qemu-devel] seavgabios resolutions, win8

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Fri Nov 29 19:57:47 CET 2013

On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 06:58:59PM +0400, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> I tried switching from plex/bochs vgabios to seavgabios,
> and made this switch for qemu-1.7 package in debian, at
> least to see how it goes.
> And almost immediately got a complain that with new qemu
> (which uses seavgabios not vgabios), windows VMs don't
> support 1920x1080 resolutions anymore.

Where do you get your "lgpl vgabios" from?  The standard QEMU repo (
git://git.qemu.org/vgabios.git ) doesn't have these modes either.

> And while at it, there's another bugreport against vgabios package in
> Debian, see http://bugs.debian.org/685097 .  It looks like windows8
> isn't happy with vgabios-provided modes and does not let to change
> resolution at all, sticking at 1024x768.  That bugreport points to
> a patchset, http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2012-05/msg00260.html

The logic in the patch in the link above is already in SeaVGABIOS.


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