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Old 11-28-2011, 04:16 AM   #1
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shell resolution with extlinux for Alpine-Linux


I try to change the shell resolution for my Alpine Linux (version 2.3.2) using extlinux as boot loader. I've tryed to add "vga=<value>", where value are differnt resolution codes in decimal and hex, to the "append" string in /boot/extlinux.conf.
At every try the bootloader shows a massage saying that <value> is not supported.
I want to set the resolution to 1024x768.

My Append string looks like this:
APPEND initrd=inittramfs-3.0.8-grsec root=UUID=<long number> modules=sd-mod,usb-storage,ext4 quiet

Thanks in advanced
Old 11-30-2011, 06:13 AM   #2
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As of kernel 2.6.29, Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) is enabled by default for intel, ati and noveau video drivers. It used highest possible resolution during bootup. To activate framebuffer or vesa to use 1024x768 resolution you need to disable KMS. If you do not disable KMS, the only setting you can use is vga=current.


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