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Old 01-04-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 9.04 Server - console font too big and starts off screen

The title pretty much says it all. Once I get past GRUB, the font becomes HUGE and starts off screen. It appears to be center zoomed because I cannot see the login prompt nor anything I type.

It's not really an emergency, I installed OpenSSH during the OS installation and can just turn it on and log in over SSH or start up Webmin. It just bugs me that I cannot figure this out.

There is no graphical environment installed, so it's not a video card issue. I tried adding vga=ask as a kernel flag and then tried several options, but to no avail. Anyone have any idea?
Old 01-05-2010, 01:39 AM   #2
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Is it possible that the text is starting off screen because the monitor is not calibrated properly? Maybe try pressing the auto-adjust button on your monitor? I know this is a simple solution, but just in case that's the issue, I thought I'd add it. Sorry I dont know why your font is so large, my suggestion would have been with the vga=XXX on the kernel tag.


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