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Old 07-24-2008, 04:41 AM   #1
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number of lines for runlevel 3


Hi,

Does anybody knows how do I define how many lines (text lines) should be displayed in the text mode (runlevel 3)?

My SLES9 server on VMWARE starts with runlevel 3. I want to see more lines on the screen. Is it possible?

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Old 07-24-2008, 10:57 AM   #2
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That's something you set-up via your boot loader (passing
a kernel parameter), and how exactly that goes depends on
whether your text mode is plain tty or frame-buffer.


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Old 07-24-2008, 11:39 AM   #3
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That's something you set-up via your boot loader (passing
a kernel parameter), and how exactly that goes depends on
whether your text mode is plain tty or frame-buffer.


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this what I though - to change /boot/grub/menu.lst

but what or how ???
Here example from my OpenSUSE:

Code:
title openSUSE 11.0 - 2.6.25.5-1.1
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.5-1.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_HTS721080G9SA00_MPDDN7Y4HXPT7L-part8 resume=/dev/sda7 splash=silent showopts vga=0x314
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.5-1.1-default
In SLES i have vga=normal
I don't like to change it because there is one known problem with it if you are using SLES in VMWARE (you will see the same screen repeated several times if you have VGA other then normal, see screenshot here : http://rafal.drezek.info/wp-content/...007/11/002.jpg. In order to avoid such behavior my vga is equal to "normal").

...so what to change and where in order to get simple text mode with more lines (small fonts).

regards
Rafal
 
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I use lilo, not grub, and lilo would let me add
vga=ask, which then in turn gives options as to
which video modes are available.
 
  


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