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Old 03-29-2005, 05:33 PM   #1
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Console screen size

I compiled in all the correct settings into my kernel and rebooted and booted up the new kernel and still only get this damn 640x480 console size. I even went as far as to just copy the kernel from my gentoo partition and use it and still get the same thing. I looked into the log and notice it does infact use the desired 1280x1024 screen size then a few lines down it switches:
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x30
This must be something in LFS boot scripts telling it to switch like this cause no matter what I do it always comes back with this. I did not configure the /etc/sysconfig/console at all as to no run into this problem. Anyone know where this console setting is at so I can remove it.
Old 03-29-2005, 10:56 PM   #2
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If you're using grub, add a vga entry. Like:

Old 03-30-2005, 06:40 AM   #3
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Ya I set it to 794, or 791. But anyway setting that will only last a few seconds until the LFS scripts take over and reset the console mode back down again. Ive even got the 1280x1024@60 resolution compiled into the kernel options so I dont have to set those values and still at the same point the bootscipts are changing the resolution. I cant seem to find it anywhere in the scripts.
Old 03-30-2005, 11:05 PM   #4
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the lfs bootscripts don't do anything to the console fonts by default.
you had to have changed something from the book.
go back over and check again.


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