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Old 01-29-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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how do i change the size of the fonts on start up?

ie I mean when the computer runs through all the checks? can i change the size

have i made myself clear hard to explain

thanks PAul
Old 01-30-2003, 01:28 PM   #2
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At present no, that isn't an option. I believe RH8 doesn't use the framebuffer yet. It's a rough edge I'm sure they'll polish soon. Why exactly do you want to do that though?
Old 01-31-2003, 04:19 AM   #3
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basically because it will look better sounds sad but its the truth

I have heard that in RH7.2 you could

whether i saw the text size smaller or perhaps the resolution was changed i dont know
Old 02-04-2003, 10:47 PM   #4
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startup (console) fonts

"as long as you're using lilo as your boot loader"

All you need to do is change the display mode in /etc/lilo.conf
The line that says vga=normal
for 1024x768 (frame buffer mode) try vga=791
I personally like the text modes better, like vga=8

you can also change it to vga=ask
it will ask you what console mode to use at each boot.

... Oh, and don't forget to run /sbin/lilo after your changes.

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