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Old 09-30-2005, 03:42 PM   #1
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init 3 and terminal font size

Im not running X because this is for my server so I would like to know how to change the font in the terminal so that I can view more on the screen.
Old 10-02-2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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Basically you need to enable frame buffer support at boot time in the kernel. If you edit your grub.conf (in the /boot directory), you need to find the 'kernel' line that you are currently booting as there maybe more than 1. Then add 'vga=XXX' at the end of the line. The XXX you must determine what font size you can use and support.

From experience, usually 788 works for my 17" mon which can support 1024x768.
Note I put 788 in decimal, I think the parameter also supports hex.
Old 10-03-2005, 11:46 AM   #3
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try, vga=0x314 in /etc/grub.conf on the kernel line

kernel .....................rhgb quiet vga=0x314

works for me. got it right here in the forum
Old 10-03-2005, 04:35 PM   #4
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That worked, thanks to the both of you. I knew it would be on the forums but I just wasnt sure what what key words to search for.


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