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I am running Aurora at boot right now, whoch makes my graphics display got to 1280x800 or something like that.
Anyway, I would like to not use Aurora and actually see the startup text go by, but when i do, the resolution is much bigger. Is there a way to edit some file to make it so that on a text boot the display goes to the 1280x800?
to your lilo.conf file. Find a resolution that you like and replace 'ask' with that resolution.
Also do a 'man bootparam' to get a full description of the VGA= parameter.
Another better way that I use, but it is sometime harder to get it to work correctly, is by using Frame Buffer support. This ususally requires a kernel rebuild, depending on your distro of Linux. Once you have enabled FB, add
to your lilo.conf file. If you don't get anything (black screen, locking up, etc) then chances are it won't work with your system. It's a $@#% to get to work sometimes, but when it does, I think its alot better than the other options.
Oh and of course, don't forget to rewrite your lilo boot parameters to the boot sector by typing 'lilo' after you've edited your lilo.conf.
Last edited by ryanstrayer; 01-22-2002 at 01:58 PM.