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Old 08-25-2003, 01:35 PM   #1
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High resolution on booting

A long time ago I had installed Mandrake 8 and I saw that after booting up the shell looked(i`m not talking `bout the desktop) nicer... i guess it had a higher resolution... this thing i saw during the instalation of RH 9... how can i make RH always look like that.
Old 08-25-2003, 01:50 PM   #2
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You have to enable the framebuffer device and recompile the kernel.
After that you have to reconfigure LILO or GRUB.


If you still have any questions post them and I'll try to help you.
Old 08-26-2003, 02:43 AM   #3
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How do I configure GRUB.
Old 08-26-2003, 02:52 AM   #4
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look for grub.conf in /etc or it might be /etc/grub/grub.conf. Redhat puts it all over the place

You need to add vga=ask to the end of the kernel line.

When you next boot it will give you diffrent options select one and right down its number then add that number to the vga=. Don't forget to convert in to decimal. (a=10)

Mine is
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.21-sorsha1 root=/dev/hda6 vga=10 /dev/hdd=ide-scsi
Old 08-26-2003, 03:35 AM   #5
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just as a note , i recently found out some video cards (intels i810 to be exact) do not support frame buffer due to the way it works, sucky eh.. It will however run X in glorious full colour.


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