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HalfMadDad 08-16-2012 10:53 PM

Console only Linux, can I set resolution?
Hi Everyone

I am having some fun with Debian and no gui/window manager installed.

When I am under a X or X plus KDE/Gnome etc , it's easy to imagine how the monitor resolution is set. However when I am at the console, is X still running? If I type something, pixels still have to be turned on to display the text but I don't understand what is happening at this low of a level.

is there a way to increase the resolution at the console?

Thanks for reading-Patrick

HalfMadDad 08-16-2012 10:56 PM

I am so sorry everyone, there are already lots of posts on this. I should have checked first

TobiSGD 08-17-2012 06:06 AM

Yes, there is a way to set the console resolution. Just add the option

(of course adapted to your wanted resolution) to the kernel command-line in your bootloader's configuration.

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