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Old 07-02-2003, 09:23 AM   #1
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Question Changing Resolution of Linux command line


I was wondering if there's a way to change the resolution of the command line in Linux. NOT the GUI (Xserver), but the command line/terminal ...whatever you want to call it.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 09:36 AM   #2
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The only way that I know to alter the command line screen size is by setting the vga= option from lilo (if you're using lilo as a boot manager, that is).

If using lilo, you can put vga=ask into the lilo.conf file, recompile and reboot, and you'll be asked at boot what resolution to use. For more information on this, consult man lilo.conf.

If you don't use lilo, you can use rdev/vidmode. I assume that the changes will require a reboot to take effect (don't ask me why it's this way, I think it's stupid, personally).

To alter the video mode, first run rdev to list the device on which you need to make the change (should return /dev/hda1, or something similar).

Then, run either:
rdev -v /dev/hda1 3 (3 to set to ask mode)
or
vidmode /dev/hda1 3

The -v makes rdev act like vidmode. You can learn more about these by consulting man rdev.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 07-02-2003, 09:38 AM   #3
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Framebuffer HOWTO
 
Old 07-02-2003, 10:56 AM   #4
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Qool, fancypiper! I had no idea that even existed! (=
I guess I should have known better..
 
Old 07-02-2003, 11:23 AM   #5
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If you are going to do framebuffer, you may as well install zgv and the wb0 web browser while you are at it.

You may decide you don't really need X.

Last edited by fancypiper; 07-02-2003 at 11:36 AM.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 10:30 AM   #6
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Hi Everyone

I want to set up 1400x1050 resolution in lilo, but i don't know the resolution code, i have a SonyVaio GRT100 with nVidia Geforce 4.

Please help
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Julius
 
Old 07-09-2003, 09:05 PM   #7
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Talking Resolved 1400x1050 resolution

Ok, i have succesfully resolved this problem, You just need to download lfb.exe from this site: http://this.is.not-mediaways.net/but.i.am/flo/t21/ and run it, get the code for Your resolution and enter into the lilo.conf.

REMEMBER to add 0x200 to the code that You have get from the lfb.exe like this:
for me on the Geforce4 the 1400x1050 is 148h that means 0x148 and You must add 0x200 so You need to enter vga=0x348 in the lilo.conf

Enjoy
I doooooooo
 
  


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