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Old 10-11-2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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How can I set DSL to start up in a lower resolution?


I'm using a really old computer (Intel 486) with an old graphics card (Trident ISA). Damn Small Linux is installed on my hard drive. When I start my computer up all the colors and stuff look very strange. I think my graphics card needs DSL running in a lower resolution. So how can I change my resolution (to 640x480 for example) and colors (16 bit)?
 
Old 10-11-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Vga%3Dxxx
 
Old 10-13-2010, 12:45 AM   #3
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This is only for booting from CD or USB, isn't it? I want to change my default resolution.
 
Old 10-13-2010, 07:23 AM   #4
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The vga=xxx cheatcode is used
1) from the boot: prompt on LiveCD or usb-frugal,
2)the APPEND= section in lilo.conf with lilo,
or
3) as a kernel line arguement in grub's menu.list to force a video framebuffer mode.
It applies to all methods.

Last edited by smoker; 10-13-2010 at 07:24 AM.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 10:14 AM   #5
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Post Reset screen resolution with xsetup.sh

If you are using fluxbox desktop you could rigth click desktop menu and select setup Xvesa to change screen resolution or you could open
terminal console and issue the command xsetup.sh bon chance,

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Old 07-25-2014, 10:16 AM   #6
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I'm using a really old computer (Intel 486) with an old graphics card (Trident ISA). Damn Small Linux is installed on my hard drive. When I start my computer up all the colors and stuff look very strange. I think my graphics card needs DSL running in a lower resolution. So how can I change my resolution (to 640x480 for example) and colors (16 bit)?
If you are using fluxbox desktop right click on desktop menu select setup and vesa
or issue the command from terminal xsetup.sh
 
  


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