On 6/9/2015 1:08 PM, Felix Miata wrote:
> John Hupp composed on 2015-06-09 12:46 (UTC-0400):
>> To fix that I suppose I would need to come up with a Vesa driver for the
>> card, and would welcome any suggestions.
> Pull the Oak and put in a Trident or ATI, best the latter, which would work
> well if you want to boot Linux on that machine. Trident offers more native
> SVGA text modes if that's important for any of your DOS apps. Anyone with a
> box of old ISA video cards should have a bunch of both ATI and Trident.

Just to have some progress to show, and because univbe delays the boot 
for some seconds while it displays its results (configurable not to do 
that?), I thought I would try to some PCI cards I have on hand.  These 
are circa 1994-97 or '98.  They all report some native VESA support 
level, mostly 1.2, though 2.0 on one or two.  From my hasty test, I 
don't recall any of the cards being VESA 3.0.

None of the 7 cards succeeded with "mode con lines=34."

I don't know if I'll get to it today, but the next thing to try may be 
Rugxulo's suggestions with the setmxx and svgatextmode utilities, or 
else these PCI cards with univbe.

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