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Old 07-06-2004, 03:59 PM   #1
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Question Startup screen resolution change | howto?


I am using Red Hat Linux 9.0 on a monitor with maximum resolution of 1024 * 768.

After the GRUB or LILO, Linux starts up displaying cute messages on a console. This console is most probably at a resolution of 640 * 480 on everyones' machine, as far as I know.

Is there a way this resolution of the console can be changed to 1024 * 768?

(BTW, you might have noticed during Red Hat Linux 9.0 installation, a 1024 * 768 resolution is used for the console.)

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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Re: Startup screen resolution change | howto?

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Originally posted by the_gripmaster
I am using Red Hat Linux 9.0 on a monitor with maximum resolution of 1024 * 768.

After the GRUB or LILO, Linux starts up displaying cute messages on a console. This console is most probably at a resolution of 640 * 480 on everyones' machine, as far as I know.

Is there a way this resolution of the console can be changed to 1024 * 768?

(BTW, you might have noticed during Red Hat Linux 9.0 installation, a 1024 * 768 resolution is used for the console.)

Thanks in advance.
For machines using lilo when they boot you want to edit the file /etc/lilo.conf and change the line vga=normal to vga=791 then save the file and run /sbin/lilo -v to write the changes to the disk for grub I have no idea never used it.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 02:23 PM   #3
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I got it fixed. Now I am embarassed that I asked the question in such a stupid way. The actual question should have been "howto change the vga text mode from 80*25 to 80*50 or 132*50?"

Here is the answer http://www.halley.cc/ed/linux/howto/console.html
 
Old 07-07-2004, 07:52 PM   #4
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