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CompiMan 10-06-2006 11:14 PM

Change resolution on boot and text mode
 
Can anyone help me?

I am running debian sarge3.1 r1 with Kernel 2.6.8-2-386 and I need to change my resolution in "dos" mode (nothing to do with X). I mean resolution in boot system seqvence and in text mode.
I think my resolution is now 640x480 and I need to change it to 800x600 or 1024x768 (look better on 19 inch monitor).
How can I do that? Waht file must I edit or configure?
I am really thankful if someone can help me!

jens 10-06-2006 11:42 PM

EDIT: oops, I misunderstood your post...

verdeboy2k 10-06-2006 11:45 PM

step 1: make sure your kernel had framebuffer support (I don't think debian default kernels do), but you can check by appending vga=791 (1024x768@256colors) to your kernel arguments (either kernel=/yourkernel vga=791 ... in grub or append=vga=791 in lilo) if it works, then your all set, if not, pick a different kernel (haven't used debian in ages, so you would probably have to poke around in synaptic to find a good one)

CompiMan 10-09-2006 05:51 AM

Hi!

No it does not work with this command in my kernel.
I will have to wait till new distribution of debian will come on december I think. This new one come with kernel 2.19 or something like that. I hope this will have support for my request.

Thanks for help.

FreeDoughnut 10-09-2006 02:43 PM

You can download and compile your own kernel.Try here.


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