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Old 07-07-2003, 10:57 PM   #1
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I want to know how to make my shell screen a different size than the kde screen so that I can have them both with different sizes
 
Old 07-07-2003, 11:04 PM   #2
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Check your /etc/lilo.conf and look at what VESA mode its starting up in, and uncomment whatever choice you want. They are already listed in it.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 11:13 PM   #3
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What do you mean?
 
Old 07-07-2003, 11:21 PM   #4
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You will see this in /etc/lilo.conf:

# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# 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

Decide which mode you want. Then uncomment (remove #) from the line below the choice you want. And Add a comment (#) to the choice that was uncommented before. For example, if I wanted my mode to be 800x600x32k instead, id make it look like:

# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
#vga = 773
# 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
 
Old 07-07-2003, 11:25 PM   #5
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Ok
From KDE, try using kwrite to open the file "/etc/lilo.config", in it you'll find the following script:

# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# 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

now, all you have to do is uncomment the mode you want (just erase the "#" simbol ) and that's it. For example, let's say you want your console to have 1024x768x256, then you'll uncomment the line under it
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga=773 ------this line

Hope this helps

Last edited by yolopollo; 07-07-2003 at 11:29 PM.
 
  


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