This is an yet another question about setting higher resolution in text mode, but I've already tested some solutions posted on U&L and unfortunatelly with no effect.

Let's start at the very beginning: I've fresh (up to date) copy of Fedora 24 with Nvidia proprietary drivers installed and WQHD monitor (resolution 2560 x 1440):

uname - r

nvidia-settings --version

In the past, with lower monitor resolution (1280 x 1024) and nouveau drivers I simply added vga=795 parameter and it was working properly.

Now I have resolution exceeding max VGA (1600x1200) and Nvidia drivers, thus this could cause problems with Kernel Mode-Setting.

In GRUB2 console, I've check the code of desirable resolution:

set pager=1
insmod vbe

2560x1440 x32  ->  0x14d
2560x1440 x16  ->  0x14c
2560x1440  x8  ->  0x14b

Because, 0x14d (hex) is 333 (dec) I've naively tried to pass vga=333 and video=333. Of course, this approach misfired.

I have also tried to add the following two lines to the /etc/default/grub file:


After GRUB2 update grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg every menuentry was supplied with line set gfxpayload=2560x1440x32 and the load_video function loads VBE:

function load_video {
  if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
    insmod all_video
    insmod efi_gop
    insmod efi_uga
    insmod ieee1275_fb
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus

After that I cannot even see anything in text mode, pressing Ctrl+Alt+F3 it shows completly black terminal without any promt, completly nothing.

The last thing I've tried, was installing FBSET, but I get the following error:

open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory

Could I have 2560x1440 in text mode with Nvidia drivers (needed for CUDA dev)?

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