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Old 01-27-2006, 05:23 AM   #1
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Setting DSL for autologin and forcing a better resolution on console


Can somebody tell me how to force a better resolution on console. Something like 800x600?

About auto-login, is there anyway of user dsl autologin EVEN if i do not use x?

Also, if someone give me some tips of how to make boot faster i would appreciate
 
Old 01-28-2006, 07:38 AM   #2
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Setting console size is, AFAIK, done via lilo or GRUB. You set the console width in columns (characters) and height in rows (carrage returns).

DSL?
Are you running Damn Small Linux? or are you on a Data Subscriber Line (internet connection)?
if it is the latter, a lot of X-based programs have a console mode operation and possibly are based on a console-only application.
I believe such things may also be dealt with via a shell script. However, I cannot help you with that as I have no experience in it, yet.
If it is the former, I have no idea what you mean.

If you want to boot faster, try using initNG. You'll probably need to get some updated libs too.
You could disable any graphical bootup screens, and use XDM instead of GDM or KDM.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 09:36 AM   #3
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Yes i'm running damn small linux, but after installing on hd, it ask me the user and password.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 10:09 AM   #4
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DSL?
Are you running Damn Small Linux? or are you on a Data Subscriber Line (internet connection)?
if it is the latter, a lot of X-based programs have a console mode operation and possibly are based on a console-only application.
I believe such things may also be dealt with via a shell script. However, I cannot help you with that as I have no experience in it, yet.
If it is the former, I have no idea what you mean.
Yes i'm running damn small linux, but after installing on hd, it ask me the user and password.

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Originally Posted by yakkmeister
If you want to boot faster, try using initNG. You'll probably need to get some updated libs too.
You could disable any graphical bootup screens, and use XDM instead of GDM or KDM.
I have to install it using apt-get?
 
Old 02-06-2006, 03:42 AM   #5
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I can't remember much about DSL...
Check their forums for the answer to the login question ... or someone will probably take a stab at it from here.

apt-get will be the easiest way.
 
  


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