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Old 04-14-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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Black console screen issue


in debian lenny default console resolution is very low, so to change it to the one i want i edited /boot/grub/menu.lst file, added vga=ask. and it looks like this
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kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686 root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet vga=ask
so before linux boot i can choose the resolution. i choose 1024x768 8bit, which code is 305. at this time everything seems ok. so when the os is loaded i change vga=ask to vga=305 and after next restart i have black screen when linux is loading in console. it disapears only when X starts. anyone has an idea why is so?
 
Old 04-14-2010, 04:30 PM   #2
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Try using 773 instead of 305.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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Try using 773 instead of 305.
but is it ok to use code which isn't in the list?
 
Old 04-15-2010, 03:54 AM   #4
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but is it ok to use code which isn't in the list?
Which list are you referring to? This is the list I use.

Code:
   +-------------------------------------------------+
          | 640x480    800x600    1024x768   1280x1024
      ----+--------------------------------------------
      256 | 0x301=769  0x303=771  0x305=773   0x307=775
      32K | 0x310=784  0x313=787  0x316=790   0x319=793
      64K | 0x311=785  0x314=788  0x317=791   0x31A=794
      16M | 0x312=786  0x315=789  0x318=792   0x31B=795
     +-------------------------------------------------+
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If you want 12801024 at 16M colours, you’d use vga=795… or for 800600 at 64k colours, you’d use vga=788 and so on.
Source: http://droptips.com/framebuffer-reso...-linux-console
 
Old 04-15-2010, 04:57 AM   #5
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i am talking about the list, which appears when adding vga=ask. i read that some people had problems with their video card after typing other codes, so just want to make sure.
 
  


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