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Old 09-09-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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screen resolution on TTY1


I'm new with Linux & Slackware 13.37 on my Laptop.

My issue is the screen resolution is too high on TTY1 (so the font is too small) at the login prompt and I can't find how to set it up to the resolution I want.

After LILO the resolution/font size is fine with me (800x600x256) then couple second before the login prompt appear the screen resolution switch to higher resolution making the text very small.

I have try changing the font size with pkgtool but that's not I want.

I have try changing the resolution to 800x640x256 using pkgtool to configure lilo and it effectively changes the screen resolution but it does not avoid switching the screen at high resolution before the login prompt.

How could I configure the TTYx screen resolution.

I'm not planning to use startx soon, I just want to work the the test terminal.
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You can set up the screen resolution using the video kernel option, for example with adding the line
append = "video=800x600@60"
to your entry in lilo.conf. This will tell the driver to use 800x600 at 60Hz.
Old 09-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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cool know I will be able to read the man without a magnifier :-)

last question: I would like to read all these message scrolling on TTY1 during the boot process.

Is there a log I could read?

or should I add something to lilo to create a log file that I could check?


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