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Old 12-24-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
sertmusluman
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How to increase Slackware boot screen resolution to 1280x1024?


I want to increase screen resolution to 1280x1024 on console. I use lilo and in my opinion editing "lilo.conf" file, boot screen and console resolution will change. How can i edit this file to increase resolution?

Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/sda
#compact        # faster, but won't work on all systems.
# Boot BMP Image.
# Bitmap in BMP format: 640x480x8
  bitmap = /boot/slack.bmp
# Menu colors (foreground, background, shadow, highlighted
# foreground, highlighted background, highlighted shadow):
  bmp-colors = 255,0,255,0,255,0
# Location of the option table: location x, location y, number of
# columns, lines per column (max 15), "spill" (this is how many
# entries must be in the first column before the next begins to
# be used.  We don't specify it here, as there's just one column.
  bmp-table = 60,6,1,16
# Timer location x, timer location y, foreground color,
# background color, shadow color.
  bmp-timer = 65,27,0,255
# Standard menu.
# Or, you can comment out the bitmap menu above and
# use a boot message with the standard menu:
#message = /boot/boot_message.txt

# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append=" vt.default_utf8=1"
prompt
timeout = 50
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0     # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/sda1
  label = Slack
  read-only  # Partitions should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
 
Old 12-24-2008, 02:31 PM   #2
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Here's your answer........ vga = 794

Read on for more - http://www.mediusrete.org/os/lilo.html
 
Old 12-24-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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Code:
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1280x1024x768x64K
# vga=794
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1280x1024x768x16M
# vga=795
Add these lines and uncomment one.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 02:53 PM   #4
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I edited "lilo.conf" as in your posts SqdnGuns and Nikosis. Now Slack boots in 1280x1024 screen resolution, but lilo boot menu image is still in lower resolution. Does it related with resolution of "/boot/slack.bmp" image? If it is, i need new image, isn't it?
 
Old 12-24-2008, 02:59 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by sertmusluman View Post
I edited "lilo.conf" as in your posts SqdnGuns and Nikosis. Now Slack boots in 1280x1024 screen resolution, but lilo boot menu image is still in lower resolution. Does it related with resolution of "/boot/slack.bmp" image? If it is, i need new image, isn't it?
Merhaba......

You can change the image but it will not make any difference. You are limited by using a .bmp image that is 8 bit and 640x480.

http://www.13thfloor.at/old/Software...plash/Example/
 
Old 12-24-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
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Merhaba......

You can change the image but it will not make any difference. You are limited by using a .bmp image that is 8 bit and 640x480.
Sana da merhaba SqdnGuns

Boot menu image used by lilo on my Slack occupies the entire area of 19 inch monitor, this causes the distortion of image,i.e. normally image magnifies loosing its quality because it is 640x480 image. I want lilo to center this image without magnifiying. Is it possible?
 
Old 12-24-2008, 03:46 PM   #7
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Sana da merhaba SqdnGuns

Boot menu image used by lilo on my Slack occupies the entire area of 19 inch monitor, this causes the distortion of image,i.e. normally image magnifies loosing its quality because it is 640x480 image. I want lilo to center this image without magnifiying. Is it possible?
I don't believe that it is possible, I just checked the man page.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 03:54 PM   #8
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I don't believe that it is possible, I just checked the man page.
OK, my main purpose was increasing boot screen resolution, this is sufficient for me. Thank you very much SqdnGuns.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 04:04 PM   #9
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OK, my main purpose was increasing boot screen resolution, this is sufficient for me. Thank you very much SqdnGuns.
Hosgeldin............
 
Old 12-24-2008, 08:53 PM   #10
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Is there a way to make the scrolling faster on the console when using the VESA driver? I'm using it at 1680x1050 and it's slow as hell :S
 
  


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