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Old 08-21-2003, 02:31 PM   #1
Moses420ca
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How to change my console resolution?


Pretty much every time I would log out of X, my resolution for the console would be all messed up. The text would be like an inch high and distorted. I asked a question about it here on Linuxquestions.org and They told me I could change it in the lilo options. I did that and rebooted to check and now I can't see anything. Complete blank screen. I have a knoppix cd so I can run Linux but I wanted to know if I could fix it with a switch on the boot. I have a mandrake boot disk.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 04:33 PM   #2
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What option did you set in lilo?
You can set:
vga = ask

to test what modes are suitable for your screen (it will give you a list of options to choose from) and than just set:
vga = number

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Pretty much every time I would log out of X, my resolution for the console would be all messed up.
Try:
reset

if it helps ... if not, there is always setfont command to fix that problem (man setfont !!!)

Enjoy
 
Old 08-21-2003, 05:25 PM   #3
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problem is, all I have now is knoppix. Mandrake won't boot. I pushed the reset and waited for long enough for the login prompt to be there. I then tried to login blind but didn't work. I tried mandrake boot disk, with no success. If I had an ftp client in knoppix I could backup my files to my ftp server and reinstall Mandrake. I tried ftp in the console but I'd have to upload every file. That'd take too long.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 05:35 PM   #4
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you have many many options to save your data
  • if your ftp server runs ssh then just use scp to copy the lot, if it doesnt it should.
  • ftp has a command mput(multiple put) to copy more than one file at once.
  • you could just tar up all your files then ftp the tarball
  • take the harddisk out of your machine, put it in the ftp server and copy the files
  • and lots more i cant think of right now
 
Old 08-21-2003, 05:37 PM   #5
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What you should do is use a boot disk, mount your root filesystem, and edit your lilo.conf for "vga=ask". Then reboot, removing the boot disk.
 
  


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