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Old 10-03-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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LILO on a CRT


I've recently moved from grub to lilo as its better for slackware, but I have a slight problem, with "vga=775" (1280x1024) the text is cut off at the left, the only fix to read the first parts of boot messages is to resize the screen with my CRT controls so it is more to the right, anybody else have the same problem or know of a fix?
 
Old 10-03-2009, 04:48 PM   #2
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Run xorgsetup, see if that makes any difference.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 04:55 PM   #3
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how would that make any difference? its LILO not X, after slackware loads its fine
 
Old 10-03-2009, 04:57 PM   #4
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ignore it,
strange because my LILO loads at 800x600x256COLOR
 
Old 10-03-2009, 05:22 PM   #5
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800x600, thats really low.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 05:28 PM   #6
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OUCH, I just tried changing my lilo to 800x600 and even MORE is cut off
 
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hmm, how old is the moniter? could be going on the way side
 
Old 10-03-2009, 05:37 PM   #8
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1024x768x256 seems to work fine. topic solved.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 05:40 PM   #9
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I'm on my laptop now, which has a resolution of 1280x800 for X and the desktop environment, and on my desktop my resolution is 1280x1024. But on both, in lilo.conf, I've got this:
Code:
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
And the boot up messages are perfectly centred and readable.
 
  


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