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Old 07-28-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
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Change non-X (terminal) resolution?

Probably a very easy question, likely answer = 'no'. I've been tinkering with Linux on and off for a couple years, and have an Ubuntu 5.04 "server" setup that's my little web server and Windows backup repository.

Is it possible to fit more characters on the screen in a runlevel 2 CLI environment? Change font, increase resolution, etc?

Just curious. Thanks.
Old 07-28-2005, 02:18 PM   #2
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Here is an old LQ thread that should give you some insight:

Old 07-28-2005, 02:22 PM   #3
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Add vga=790 or other number to the kernel line in the grub.conf
to change the command line resolution

Here is a chart I found

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
For example:
title Fedora Core
root (hd1,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10-1.770_FC3 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet vga=792
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.10-1.770_FC3.img
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If you have an Nvidia videocard, doing this will prevent you from using X.


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