Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2002, 10:09 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Correct line for high resolution console!


Great forum! Curently I have no linux installed. I had Slackware 8.0 but my brand new disk died and I lost it. Now I am waiting to get latest snapshot of Slack 8.1 from it's FTP. My friend will download it and send it to me. I can't wait to get it!!! I should get it this week.

The point of this post is that I wanna tell you how to get a high resolution console with only one single line in lilo.conf, if you have a nVidia graphical card. All you need is rivafb module installed or compiled inside the kernel itself. I was bothers when I used vga=791 to get 1024x768 console resolution, since it worked only at 60Hz and my eyes were like after smoking a joint . There were no documentation how rivafb works and I couldn't find this info anywhere in the internet. So I took all the bits I found and make into one single solution that actualy works. All you need to add in your lilo.conf is:


This tells rivafb to switch into 1024x768 resolution with 16 bit colors and to work at nice 100Hz.

This has been tested with 2.4.17 and 2.4.18 kernel. The only problem is that the colors in console are little messed up. Still don't know how to fix this, but I hope the author of rivafb will fix this by himself in next version of kernel.


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
high resolution on console with nvidia mirto Slackware 13 10-15-2005 11:59 AM
Resolution - all values correct Kane2002 Slackware 14 02-14-2005 03:58 PM
high res console FirebirdV0273 Linux - Software 2 12-21-2003 04:35 PM
High resolution on booting spank Linux - Newbie 4 08-26-2003 03:35 AM
Enabling high resolution console in GRUB? lsakhvoruk Linux - General 1 04-20-2002 04:38 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 AM.

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