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Old 06-10-2003, 10:38 AM   #1
LandRoverMan
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Question More text in Text Mode


Hi - I'm running Redhat 9, and using GRUB as the boot loader.

I'm only getting 25 lines by 80 columns in text mode, and I wanted to change this.

I added vga=ext to the kernel line in the grub.conf file, and when the system booted it did have more lines and columns, until part way through the boot process when it swapped back to 25x80!

Does anyone know what I need to do to get more lines and columns in text mode?
 
Old 06-10-2003, 12:11 PM   #2
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Did you follow the Framebuffer HOWTO?

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 06-10-2003, 12:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I'll check out the info and links you've directed me toward.
 
  


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