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fbmodes is a package of utilities for generating display modes. First, you input the desired display resolution and vertical refresh rate, and the program calculates all the obscure numbers and produces X11 modelines, fbset mode descriptions, and SVGATextMode mode entries. After previewing the mode a few times and fine-tuning the values, you soon have the mode you desire.

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Recent releases

  •  12 Sep 2003 05:25

    Release Notes: Support for X11 mode preview/testing was added.

    •  06 Apr 2003 05:07

      Release Notes: Version 1.2.1 had misconception of X11 modelines; they now generate correctly. This version also adds the program "xf86mode" which explains an X11 modeline and a script "fb2x.rb" (written in Ruby) which converts a framebuffer mode description to an X11 modeline.

      •  06 Jun 2002 22:18

        Release Notes: Updated documentation, and updated makefiles for gcc 3.1 compatibility.

        •  02 May 2002 06:50

          Release Notes: This version reorganizes the source code so that in the future, fbmodes won't have to depend on the framebuffer console.

          •  22 Apr 2002 16:23

            Release Notes: Updates to documentation and build/archiving scripts.


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