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Old 12-12-2006, 06:59 AM   #1
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Smaller font during startup?


Hi,

How can I make the font smaller during starup like it is on Slackware 9?
 
Old 12-12-2006, 07:20 AM   #2
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How can I make the font smaller during starup like it is on Slackware 9?
I'm not familiar with Slackware, but you can try telling the kernel the VGA resolution to use when it boots. That would be a vga=XXX parameter in the menu.lst file on SUSE, but your distro may be different. You can set the XXX value to "ask" and the boot will offer a menu of resolutions to try.

The following are the decimal vga=<value> for various resolutions and colour depths, though your video card may not support them all. You can use decimal or 0xHex.

Depth 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024

8 769 771 773 775
15 784 787 790 793
16 785 788 791 794
24 786 789 792 795

HTH,
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Old 12-12-2006, 12:05 PM   #3
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vga=791 is 1024x800 I believe but thats too big for me,I like the vga=794 for 1280x1024.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 03:35 AM   #4
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vga=791 is 1024x800 I believe but thats too big for me,I like the vga=794 for 1280x1024.
I use vga=791 on a 1024x768 display. An important point to remember with LCD displays is that they have a native pixel resolution, and so choosing a VGA/font size which perfectly matches the native resolution will give you a much clearer display. CRT displays are more forgiving.

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Old 12-13-2006, 09:24 AM   #5
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Cheers for the replies.

What is the code for 1400x1050?
 
Old 12-13-2006, 11:00 AM   #6
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You can refer to the video modes here.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Framebuffer-HOWTO-5.html

Note: the numbers are given in Hexadecimal values.
 
Old 12-13-2006, 03:53 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Nick_Battle
I use vga=791 on a 1024x768 display. An important point to remember with LCD displays is that they have a native pixel resolution, and so choosing a VGA/font size which perfectly matches the native resolution will give you a much clearer display. CRT displays are more forgiving.

Cheers,
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True and good point!
I failed to mention I use a 19" lcd.
 
  


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