Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-01-2003, 11:57 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: EU (UK)
Distribution: Ubuntu 14.x, Raspbian, Kali
Posts: 226

Rep: Reputation: 30
Boot screen resolution problem.....

Hi all,

I'm sure that this is a simple one, just that I'm more simple than the solution! Newbie I'm afraid....

I am running SuSE 8.1 and GRUB to get me loaded.

The initial splash screen displays just fine and eventually the login screen appears. KDE also runs fine.

Between these events, when the information is displayed regarding run levels etc, the screen mode used is beyond my LCD screen (over 85hz). Is there any way I can restrict the refresh rate?


Old 03-13-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: .at
Distribution: SuSE, Knoppix
Posts: 532

Rep: Reputation: 31
try appending "vga=xxx" to your boot parameters
in /boot/grub/grub.conf

kernel /vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hda2 vga=XXX
VESA codes:
   # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
   vga = 791
   # Normal VGA console
   # vga = normal
   # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
   # vga=791
   # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
   # vga=790
   # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
   # vga=773
   # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
   # vga=788
   # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
   # vga=787
   # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
   # vga=771
   # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
   # vga=785
   # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
   # vga=784
   # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
   # vga=769


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I messed with the screen resolution and now Redhat will boot into a black screen! Mr. Hill Linux - Newbie 29 05-04-2009 12:52 PM
IBM G40 Laptop + SuSE 9.2 = Boot screen resolution problem lamberpeople Linux - Software 6 01-06-2005 10:50 AM
IBM G40 Laptop + SuSE 9.2 = Boot screen resolution problem lamberpeople Linux - Hardware 0 12-29-2004 12:03 PM
screen resolution @ boot/sh down/no X rgiggs Mandriva 5 04-07-2004 04:30 PM
boot screen resolution problem, framebuffers maybe? noobix Slackware 5 06-07-2003 04:51 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration