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Old 03-03-2010, 02:57 AM   #1
kumars.nitin123
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Unhappy CentOS: How to set font size/ resolution on main console


Hi All,
I use CentOS and i need to set resolution or font size so that i can see more lines of logs at a time on the main console of my CentOS box.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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You have to edit the boot parameters.
Interrupt the countdown when booting, select to edit the kernel parameters and add a space then vga=791 to the end. This gives the console a resolution of 1024x768
More info here :
http://www.vincentverhagen.nl/2008/0...os-fedora-etc/
 
Old 03-04-2010, 12:26 AM   #3
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I did as you told to add vga=791 and then rebooted the machine.
But after reboot it is not showing any thing on the main console...it is just blank.

what can be wrong there ?
 
Old 03-04-2010, 05:54 AM   #4
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You have to try one of the other resolutions in that link I gave you. Adding what I told you to the kernel parameters only affects the boot on one occasion. If you reboot, it will go back to what it was before.
 
  


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