Thanks for 'trying' to help.
I don't want to use the 'framebuffer console' I want to use the 'standard linux console'.
You know when you Install slackware 10/10.1 initially, and when you get to the 'install lilo' part, you get to choose what resolution you want. There's a 'safe' option and it doesn't use the 'framebuffer' it's called 'standard linux console the safe choice' or something like that.
When I compile 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 it uses a framebuffer console and it defaults to 640x480.
Then add vga=775 to lilo.conf, and your terminal will be 1280x1024.
As I said in my first post I can't change the option, it still goes back to 640x480.
Again, I don't want to use the framebuffer console. Just the 'standard linux console'.
This problem hasn't been resolved yet. Please post your suggestions