LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-26-2003, 04:50 PM   #1
greendusk
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: NC,USA
Distribution: Linux Mint 9 or <
Posts: 53

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question How do i set my command line resolution


Right now I am guessing my command line resolution is 600x400. I would like to get it to 1024x768. Also would like to know if this would make it so I can use seejpeg in command line.

I am using:
A band new install of Mandrake 9.1 with a IBM thinkpad a22m

The video card comes up as a Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x

The card gets 1024x768 in x and works fine.

Thanks
 
Old 09-26-2003, 05:14 PM   #2
quatsch
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: New York, NY
Distribution: gentoo, gentooPPC
Posts: 1,661

Rep: Reputation: 47
You need to pass an option at the boot prompt or edit lilo.conf accordingly. Here is from man lilo.conf:
Quote:
vga=<mode>
This specifies the VGA text mode that should be selected when
booting. It may be specified as a global option. The following
values are recognized (case is ignored):

normal: select normal 80x25 text mode.

extended (or ext): select 80x50 text mode.

ask: stop and ask for user input (at boot time).

<number>: use the corresponding text mode. A list of available
modes can be obtained by booting with vga=ask and pressing
[Enter].

If this variable is omitted, the VGA mode setting contained in
the kernel image is used. (And that is set at compile time using
the SVGA_MODE variable in the kernel Makefile, and can later be
changed with the rdev(8) program.)
Press ESC at the boot menu and type
linux vga=ask
and you'll get the available options.
 
  


Reply


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 On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to set Gateway by command line vanhelsing Linux - Networking 1 07-17-2004 11:42 AM
Setting Resolution from command line Teoryn Mandriva 5 01-23-2004 03:55 PM
Setting resolution from command line Teoryn Linux - General 1 01-23-2004 02:56 PM
How to set the $PATH on command line? huangyanfeng Programming 3 11-07-2003 12:59 AM
How do i set up svga for command line greendusk Linux - Newbie 2 09-27-2003 09:17 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 PM.

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