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Old 07-11-2007, 03:14 AM   #1
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resolution outside Xwindows?

Hi all,

I believe this is a short one so here we go.
Fedora works fine, very happy with it, but when I switch to a text mode outside Xorg
(Alt+Ctrl+F2, for example) the text is HUGE and it's like the screen is a quarter of the real screen so the command line disappear under the bottom of the screen.

under Xorg the res. is fine, I can change it without any problem.

Thanx fellow Linux,
Old 07-11-2007, 04:19 AM   #2
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You can change this setting with a kernel append-string in lilo or grub. The setting is "vga=" if I remember correctly; there's a documentation file about that in the kernel source-tree.

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I usually use "vga=791".
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do you mean the grub.conf file?
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Originally Posted by galrub
do you mean the grub.conf file?
Yes--more commonly known as menu.lst

We're referring to kernel arguments that are passed thru GRUB at boot time.

Example entry from menu.lst:

title MEPIS_65
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda9 nomce quiet vga=791
The kernel arguments are in bold
Old 07-14-2007, 11:57 AM   #6
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Thumbs up you can mark it as Done. works fine

Thumb-z up!!!!
it worked... very nice!

Thanx all...

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