Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-07-2006, 12:11 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Debian 5
Posts: 31

Rep: Reputation: 15
Smile Change resolution on system boot.

Can anyone help me?

I am running debian sarge 3.1r1 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 sequence 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? What file must I edit or configure?
I am really thankful if someone can help me!
Old 10-07-2006, 12:16 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: May 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
Distribution: Debian-Lenny/Sid 32/64 Desktop: Generic AMD64-EVGA 680i Laptop: Generic Intel SIS-AC97
Posts: 4,250

Rep: Reputation: 61
Old 10-07-2006, 12:23 AM   #3
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Debian 5
Posts: 31

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15

Thank you sir for your tips.
It was exactly what I need, but I have a little problem.
My kernel does not understand this command.
I received an error and some alternativs to choose-something like:
0 80x25
1 80x35
2 80x40
3 80x55
........ (Mention that I don't know if the numbers are correct, but this look like when I passed to menu.lst command "vga=791").

What should I do now?
Thanks for help.

Last edited by CompiMan; 10-09-2006 at 06:48 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DISCUSSION: Howto: Change Font Size During Boot (Framebuffer Resolution) rickh LinuxAnswers Discussion 6 11-12-2009 03:11 AM
change boot resolution aetucker1 Linux - General 4 01-10-2005 11:18 AM
change X resolution to 91 dpi, system boots gdm justa_bassplayr Debian 5 12-07-2004 01:27 PM
change tty => system crashes (ati driver/tty resolution) mosca Debian 6 08-05-2004 08:37 AM
How to change / set screen resolution during boot lumkichi Linux - Newbie 3 02-11-2004 10:38 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:58 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration