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Old 06-09-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
emmalg
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Ubuntu Server 8.10 displays only 25 lines at a time


Hi All

I'm running a Ubuntu Server 8.10, the display, unfortunately is only showing 25 lines.

I access the server through a vSphere console but posted here, not on the virtualisation forum, as I think the issue is independent of my monitor or lack of, but I may be wrong! The linux display I see is about 1/4 of my screen size!

I find only having the 25 lines very difficult, particularly since the machine is running a MySQL server and unless I output to a text file even a small query starts to disappear off the top of the screen.

I would be very grateful if someone could help me to set things up so I get a bigger output which can fit more lines on.

Cheers
Emma
 
Old 06-09-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
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have tryed playing with xrandr?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 04:03 AM   #3
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I will give that as go as it looks promising...as soon as my client for the virtual machine starts working again - it broke just after I posted the link!
 
Old 06-11-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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The issue is basically just that the resolution for a default console without X is rather low. Why not just use ssh to connect to it once it is up and running to do your queries? I never really much cared for using the vSphere consoles unless really necessary (reboot, no network access, etc.) anyway.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 08:13 AM   #5
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Hi ComputerErik

I hadn't seen your reply before, but funnily enough I have actually done just that and it is much better!

Cheers
Emma
 
  


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