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--[[User:RobertCNelson|RobertCNelson]] 19:30, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
--[[User:RobertCNelson|RobertCNelson]] 19:30, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
== the "I don't know" method of finding your SD card ==
Here is me attempting to use your method for finding your SD card on my Maverick Meerkat Ubuntu machine:
administrator@ubuntu:~/desk$ sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc  /dev/idontknow
[sudo] password for administrator:
sudo: ./setup_sdcard.sh: command not found
Are you sure? I Don't see [/dev/idontknow], here is what I do see..
as you said would happen. What OS/version do you run in which this works?
Anyways <code>df -h</code>, (while provoking an admittedly less charming response from the computer!), works for me. Why did you change the page to use this new method? I strongly suspect that using <code>df -h</code> to list the amount of free space on each disk (and hence where they each are) would have a more universal result on more types of Linux machines than using <code>sudo ./setup_sdcard.sh --mmc /dev/idontknow</code>. Would you mind if I reverted it back to the method I had originally put?

Revision as of 21:19, 19 August 2011


I installed gnome and added Driver "fbdev" to xorg.conf. How do I change the screen resolution. It is at only 800x640.

Mike Westfield


Hi Rob,

I just added some hints and discussion on Upgrade_X-loader_and_U-boot

Since this is related to the content found at git://github.com/RobertCNelson/flash-omap.git

I thought you are surely directly involved there. Thanks.

-- Merkel 10:22, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Setting Video Resolution

It first depends on what kernel version you are using.

You have to define it at boot time, thru u-boot, this would set 1280x720x16 for 2.6.29.

setenv bootargs 'console=ttyS2,115200n8 console=tty0 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootwait rootfstype=ext3 ro omapfb.mode=dvi:1280x720MR-16@60'

For 2.6.27/2.6.27:


For 2.6.28:

omap-dss.def_disp=lcd omapfb.video_mode=1280x720MR-16@60 

For 2.6.29:


Common Modes: (not every combination is supported)


Main doc is here: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/tmlind/linux-omap-2.6.git;a=blob;f=Documentation/fb/modedb.txt;h=ec4dee75a35450376ad13442ea926eaf76de76aa;hb=HEAD

--RobertCNelson 19:30, 11 May 2009 (UTC)