heres one for ya,
anytime i have ever tried to play around with linux on the pc, it would only run 640 x 480 as my maximum resolution, which as we all know these days, looks cruddy to say the least. no desktop space to put anything, windows are sized way too big - we all know about it.
i would try to set my screen res. to 800 x 600, and the screen would turn into a nightmare of mis-aligned imagery. i know it comes down to a basic video driver issue, and drivers for linux are usually hard as hell to come by, as most people write what works for themselves.
with linux on the xbox, does the default included driver set a higher resolution than 640 x 480? i have seen various screenshots of various installs of linux-xbox. and they all look like they run 640.
i understand that a higher resolution would make some words harder to read on the TV screen, but its the overall appearence to me that matters. one of my biggest pet peeves with linux is its lack of video drivers for several common chipsets. old intel chipsets usually arent supported, realtek audio ususally isnt supported, ive had so many issues trying it out its not even funny.
i first tried with redhat years ago, that was a bad experience. then i tried ubuntu, which is very nice looking, but a guy like me needs resolution. you say you want a resolution? well, ya know - you better write your own driver!
i had to do it - its a sign that ive cooled off from my earlier frustrations
anyway, does anyone know anything about the screen resolutions on the xbox with linux? since the box is running with an nvidia chipset, i would imagine it would have native support for a higher res. than 640.
anyone in the know about this?