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Old 12-29-2001, 07:47 PM   #1
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resolution in console

i was wondering if there is a way to change the resolution in the console, as to see more text on the screen at a given time, when not using x
Old 12-29-2001, 08:19 PM   #2
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If you're using Grub to boot, add "vga=773" to the end of the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf. For example:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-13 ro root=/dev/hdb1 hdc=ide-scsi vga=773

If you have Lilo, add the line "vga=773" to /etc/lilo.conf under the image section. Then run "lilo -v" as root. The next time you boot the resolution will be changed.

There are quite a few more resolutions to choose from, so take a look at "/usr/src/linux/Documentation/svga.txt" for more choices if 773 doesn't fit your needs.

Old 12-30-2001, 03:46 PM   #3
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that works, thank you very much!


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