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Old 05-17-2006, 05:36 AM   #1
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How do you change the resolution in the console(tty) ?


Does anyone know how to change the resolution or font size in the console? That font is way too large and sometimes I need to fix some things in the console. I need to do this on FC5. Thank you.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 05:43 AM   #2
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you know, i'm not totally sure in fc5. the standard way is to use a framebuffer resolution to do this. here you would pass an option like "vga=791" on the grub kernel options and that would give you a nice 1024x768 framebuffer terminal, instead of a direct 48x80 terminal or whatever that resolution is. try this but i think that the rhgb module (redhat graphical boot) disables this, or the default fedora kernels do not support vga framebuffers. i find the latter unlikely as it's a fairly big thing, but try that vga option and see how it goes. if that doesn't do anything then try removing the rhgb option as well.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 06:08 AM   #3
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here you would pass an option like "vga=791" on the grub kernel options and that would give you a nice 1024x768 framebuffer terminal
That worked. I don't use rhgb option because I don't like it anyway. I still have another question: 1024x768 is exactly the resolution I wanted, but I'm just curious how does it know to make the connection between 791 and 1024x768 and how would you do if you wanted another resolution. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 06:42 AM   #4
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no idea how it works it out but check the grub.conf/menu.lst.

Mine (arch) is commented with a table for different resolutions and their corresponding frame buffer sizes
 
Old 05-17-2006, 06:54 AM   #5
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Oka. 10x guys.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 07:05 AM   #6
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there is a table which defines which size and color depths to use in the framebuffer howto, which i normally google for. you can specify 791 which is a decimal value, opr the hex equivalent, which is 0x319 or something very similar.
 
  


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