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Old 01-31-2004, 07:00 PM   #1
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Console Boot up in higher resolution


Normally my system boots up without starting up X, but the bash prompt is displayed at a pretty low resolution (it looks like 800x600). Is there any way for me to raise the resolution of the command prompt to 1600x1200?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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You can, if you want to use a framebuffer console. You'll just need to add a "vga=xxx" line to /etc/lilo.conf. However, framebuffers are pointless and a waste of resources. If you want pretty pictures, just use X.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 07:13 PM   #3
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I'm also looking for the same thing except for the resolution configuration (if any) on ttyX?
On Fedora Core(or any other RH) the resolution on tty(1,2,3..) is 720x400, it's real bad, does anyone know how to change it, cause on Mandrake it's much better?

xmnemonic, sorry for posting questions in this thread.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:52 PM   #4
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As spudzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz said.... vga=799
Code:
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depth  640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024 1600x1200
 ---------------+-------+-------+--------+---------+---------
 8 bit |  769     771      773      775       796
15 bit |  784     787      790      793       797
16 bit |  785     788      791      794       798
24 bit |  786     789      792      795       799
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However, framebuffers are pointless and a waste of resources. If you want pretty pictures, just use X
I have to disagree with this....X is just as big a resource hog. You can have a nice slick image under your tty for very little cost without the additional overhead that X environments provide.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 10:22 PM   #5
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X is just as big a resource hog. You can have a nice slick image under your tty for very little cost without the additional overhead that X environments provide
While this is true (in fact X uses heaps more resources than a framebuffer), most people run X anyway. I just don't see the point in using a framebuffer and X at the same time. I do all my work in X, and only use the console if something goes seriously wrong. And if something does go wrong, I wouldn't trust a framebuffer console. VGA consoles are very basic, very resource friendly and very stable.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 11:55 PM   #6
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neither vga=798 nor vga=799 seem to bring the resolution up to 1600x1200
 
  


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