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Old 05-08-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
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boot up text size

hi all

does anyone know how to change the size of the text that scrolls by as linux as booting up and all the services are being started?

I am using grub (RH9 on Inspiron 8200) and my max screen resolution is 1400x1050.

Thanx in advance.
Old 05-08-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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If you are using a framebuffer console, you can add vga=xxx to your grub parameters, where xxx is a 3 digit number from the following table.

                           Resolution in pixels

Color depth      |   640x480      800x600      1024x768      1280x1024
256        (8bit)|     769          771           773           775
32000     (15bit)|     784          787           790           793
65000     (16bit)|     785          788           791           794
16.7 Mill.(24bit)|     786          789           792           795
An extract form my grub file, as an example, of course you should change the values to match your system:

title=Linux 2.4.26
root (hd0,0)
kernel /kernel-2.4.26-8 root=/dev/hda3 vga=791 acpi=on

Last edited by Muzzy; 05-08-2004 at 06:05 PM.


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