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Old 05-15-2006, 04:27 AM   #1
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How to reset console VGA mode after boot?


I'm using Slackware 10.2. Recently I installed bootsplash. Everything works fine, but, my theme needs a resolution of 1024x768. So, I passed the kernel parameter "vga=791" in my /boot/grub/menu.lst file. I do use the console a lot. So, I find that the size of characters is too small.

Is there anyway I can bring resolution back to 800x600 after the boot.
Old 05-15-2006, 08:07 AM   #2
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It depends what framebuffer you're using. VESA can't switch modes after booting, some can (with fbset). But why not just use a bigger font? The fonts are under /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts, you can load one with setfont.
Old 05-19-2006, 03:36 AM   #3
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I tried it the problem is that the freezes when I try to set the font from my startup script. I think that bootsplash puts the screen in grpahics which is causing the problem. I tried,
echo "off" > /proc/splash
That fixed it. But, I want the splash screen back while shutting down or rebooting.

Mine is a VESA device. Is there any other way out??


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