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Old 07-07-2003, 05:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Text Mode resolution

Hey all,
I've been trying to get the text mode to 1024x768 resolutions
but for some reason when I input the vga=791 code at the end
of the commands at the end of the line in grub I get a blank
screen and then several seconds later my computer starts
X and goes to the logon screen. I'm using Kernel (2.4.20-8)

I've added the command like so:
kernel /vmlinux-2.4.20-80 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide=scsi vga=791

and as previously mentioned I get the blank screen during load.

Please help me out here...
Old 07-07-2003, 06:22 PM   #2
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You don't have quiet in your boot loader's append line, do you? Also, if you want high-res text, you might want to stop using a GUI login - edit the file /etc/inittab and change the line (near the top) that reads id:5:initdefault: to id:3:initdefault:
Old 07-07-2003, 07:45 PM   #3
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no i dont have the quiet in there...
I use to do the exact same thing back then on my labtop
but it just wont work on my comp now....

yeah I'm intending to use GUI actually..

thx anyway...


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