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Old 01-28-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
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Text Resolution, Graphic resolution. Change from prompt


Hey.

I have just changed monitors. The old monitor could go to 1280x1024(around there somewhere). The new one cannot go past 1024x768.

If I run SaX2 it goes to the old resolution and I cannot see anything.

How do I change the resolution for graphics without going into X?

How do I change the resolution of the screen in runlevel 3, it set it to a really high number and it is hurting my eyes to see anything.

That pretty border in /dev/tty1, can I get rid of that?

Thanks,

David
 
Old 01-28-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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How do I change the resolution for graphics without going into X?
For XFree86, edit /etc/X11/XF86Config, in XOrg it must be something like 'xorgconfig'.

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How do I change the resolution of the screen in runlevel 3, it set it to a really high number and it is hurting my eyes to see anything.
Edit the vga= setting in /boot/grub/menu.lst:
Code:
Color depth        | 640x480  800x600  1024x768 1280x1024
256        (8bit)|  769      771       773      775
32000     (15bit)|  784      787       790      793
65000     (16bit)|  785      788       791      794
16.7 Mill.(24bit)|  786      789       792      795
In newer grub versions and above, you will need to use the hexadecimal notation (0x...), that you need to calculate yourself.

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That pretty border in /dev/tty1, can I get rid of that?
You need to switch-off the bootsplash. Add the option 'splash=0' to the parameters in menu.lst.

Last edited by abisko00; 01-28-2005 at 11:51 AM.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 11:50 AM   #3
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run sax2 -l

This sets it to show sax2 in the low settings (640x480?)

Not to suggest the previous poster is wrong at all, just some of us don't want to mess with those.

Last edited by jdblick; 01-28-2005 at 11:51 AM.
 
  


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