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I'm looking to change the resolution or font size in the console (init lvl 3). The text based cmd mode not x. My resolution is running fine in the xwindows at 1400x1050, but when I switch out, the resolution seems to be running at 1024x768. How can I get it to run at 1450x1050 so I can fit more type on the screen?
I checked out menu.lst and the table you listed above. Should I just add the line
at the end of the red hat linux section? The only problem is I dont know what 1400x1050 is in hex using 24bit color.
edit: I found this through google
"So what is the video mode number for 1400x1050? Various values were found on the web. Trying some, and with a little experimentation of my own, I discovered that 1400x1050x16 is 0x142 (as the poster said) and 1400x1050x24 is 0x143. (That's vga=0x343; remember to add 0x200.)"
My question is what does it mean "to add 0x200"? Where should I add this...? Do I even need to?
The meaning of add 0x200 to that numbar is because there are two tables alike, vgacon and vgafb. The video mode number of the Linux kernel is the VESA mode number plus 0x200. You should try a number from the above table, just to see how it works.