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Old 09-18-2004, 07:38 PM   #1
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command line font size


i am just wondering. you know when you are running in gnome/kde/whatever and you hit ctrl-alt-F# to go to a command line screen?

im just wondering if there is anyway to make the font smaller, because right now i get about 30 or so lines on the screen and it is not very practical.

do i need to framebuffer or something like that? (i dont really know what that is, but i heard about it somewhere).


hopefully i am being clear enough, if not let me know an i will clarify.

[im running FC1]
 
Old 09-18-2004, 07:42 PM   #2
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You can add the line vga=ask to either grub or lilo, and when you boot it will give you the possible resolutions for your system. Remeber which option you used and replace vga=ask with say vga=10 ( which is what I use ).

When it gives you the options, they'll be in hex.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 07:49 PM   #3
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right on, thats good to know, but what if i dont use lilo or grub?
 
Old 09-18-2004, 07:51 PM   #4
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So what are you using to boot your system? Its probably one or the other. Something has to load the kernel

look for /etc/lilo.conf and/or /boot/grub/menu.lst
 
Old 09-18-2004, 07:56 PM   #5
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well acctually right now, im using SYSLINUX (on a floppy). its a temporay fix till i have time/enough free space to repartition my drive.

but still i was under the impression that you could use a boot loader or you could write directly to the MBR. am i mistaken? im not very informed about the subject. isnt that how it works? or do you write the bootloader to the mbr? (i dont care about dual booting)

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Old 09-18-2004, 08:08 PM   #6
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Yep the bootloader, is what lilo is, so is grub ( well partly ). Check your SYSLINUX floopy anyway they might have used lilo.
 
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Look at the man page of the rdev command.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 11:19 PM   #8
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You can add the line vga=ask to either grub or lilo, and when you boot it will give you the possible resolutions for your system. Remeber which option you used and replace vga=ask with say vga=10 ( which is what I use ).

When it gives you the options, they'll be in hex.
ok, so i just reinstalled my os, and im trying to figgure this out. rdev looks a little scary, i cant figgure out the correct options to type in.

so im just wondering, where do i type the "vga=ask" into? i am using grub so i tried adding it to /boot/grub/grub.conf (i think) but i didnt really know where in there to put it and it didnt work the way i tried.

anyways, a little help?

please and thanks
 
Old 09-21-2004, 03:57 AM   #9
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