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Old 02-05-2005, 01:36 PM   #1
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80x25 and Greater...


I just installed Debian 3.1 (sarge) the other day, and I am fully pleased.

I would like to know how to change the console mode resolution. Adding vga=# to the menu.lst program changed the mode for the initial boot, but after it returns to the 80x25.

How does the console mode stay at say 80x43 or another mode?
 
Old 02-05-2005, 02:35 PM   #2
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You need to make sure you have a couple options in your kernel, nameley:

CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y <--- important
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FONTS=y

These are all under 'Graphics support' (example from 2.6 kernel).

Now set up 'vga=ask' to menu.lst, and it will give you a list of available resolutions. When you have one you like replace vga=ask with the one you like.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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Thank-you. I will check into that, but I hope that I do not have to do any kernel compiling right now. That is not one of my strong points, however I will have to get to it oneday. Oh, my system is using kernel 2.6.8.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 11:24 PM   #4
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Try with vga=ask first, you may just be picking a res that it can't handle, or is invalid (so it falls to the default...)
 
Old 02-07-2005, 11:10 AM   #5
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It would seem as though when the system initially boots the font is as selected, but when it reaches the, I think, X font server it resets.

What can I do to fix this? Do I need to install other console fonts?

Thanks for you help.
 
  


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