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Old 05-19-2004, 08:15 AM   #1
uveraser
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Question LILO graphics modes


Hi,

I personally do not find graphics modes in rows/columns of text very helpful (even if it is for the console). For example, I know what 800x600 looks like and I know what the maximum resolution my graphics card/display will cope with (this is particularly annoying when working with a laptop- I don't want to know what happens if you set it to a resolution larger than it can take.) Currently, LILO is not set up right, and so it asks me what res it wants on startup. Can anyone give me a guide as to what rows/columns of text correspond to what resolutions (particularly- which ones are 800x600 and 1024x768?).

I did find a table giving numbers for different graphics modes on lilo (e.g. 1024x768x32 is 791- or something like that) and I have put this into the config file, but it does not appear to recognise the mode- hence the prompt on startup.

Thankyou in advance
Simon

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Old 05-19-2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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look in your /etc/lilo.conf. near the top you'll find line pairs like this:

# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791

you can just uncomment the lower line if you want that resolution (don't forget to comment out whatever your previous resolution was) and run lilo.
another way is just to run liloconfig and make your selection there.

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Old 05-25-2004, 06:04 AM   #3
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After playing around a bit I have discovered that only 256 colours is supported and 32K and 64K modes are not recognised- giving the prompt on startup.
 
  


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