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Old 01-05-2006, 01:19 AM   #1
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Font size problem after new kernel compile

I just recompiled the default slack 10.2 (2.4.31) to the latest kernel and when I rebooted to the new kernel it worked fine but the console font was REALLY huge.

I read

which made it seems I would have to recompile the kernel to fix this which doesnt seem right (unless I really missed something here).

When I edited lilo.conf originally after the boot all I did was add the new kernel and it came out really big font. Then I commented my usual line and uncommented vga=normal and still same results.

I used make oldconfig and dont remember any options about font sizes or any vga things so I do not know where the issue came from.
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Try vga=733 in lilo.conf

That will get you 1024x768x256

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Thanks for the post after looking more after the post it seems I didnt compile the proper vga/vesa settings so I changed them and recompiled and its working fine.


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