[SeaBIOS] resolution 1366x768

Bozhan Boiadzhiev bozhan at abv.bg
Mon Nov 17 15:29:25 CET 2014

According to Google 


most popular screen resolution since 2010 is 1366x786
despite 1366 is not dividable to 8.
And my laptop has it 



 >-------- Оригинално писмо --------

 >От: Michael Tokarev mjt at tls.msk.ru

 >Относно: Re: [SeaBIOS] resolution 1366x768

 >До: Bozhan Boiadzhiev <bozhan at abv.bg>, seabios at seabios.org

 >Изпратено на: Понеделник, 2014, Ноември 17 14:07:15 EET

> 14.11.2014 15:24, Bozhan Boiadzhiev wrote:
> > Hi, 
> > i have a laptop with resolution 1366x768 and SeaBIOS doesn't have such.
> > Please, if it is possible, someone who can, to add this resolution to vgasrc/bochsvga.c.
> It is not sufficient to just add that resolution to seabios list.
> I mean, it is not only bios which should have support for it.
> For example, qemu/kvm will not work with it.
> The problem here is that 1366 is not dividable by 8.  In other words,
> each line on the screen does not end at a byte boundary in memory.
> This is a very weird resolution.  Most devices which actually implement
> it use 1368x768 and just crop two vertical one-pixe-wide lines on both
> sides.
> > According to this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution,
> > resolution 1366x768 is used by 26% from Web users,
> > based on stats from http://gs.statcounter.com/#resolution-ww-monthly-201401-201404-bar
> This does not look real.  Being a very weird resolution, with very
> few devices available in stores all around, it can't be real.
> But even if it _is_ real, it does not make this resolution any
> less weird.
> Thanks,
> /mjt, who added it once to seabios (not a rocket science to add 3 lines
>       to vgasrc.c) just to discover that qemu crashes once (windows)
>       guest tries to switch to it

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