[Techtalk] text /resolution in text mode
mandi at linuxchick.org
Thu Aug 21 11:29:07 EST 2003
On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Amelie C. wrote:
> > When you say text mode, do you mean the console you
> > see when you run a
> > terminal (such as xterm, konsole, gnome-terminal),
> > or do you mean the full
> > screen terminal you get when you press Ctrl-Alt-F1,
> > Ctrl-Alt-F2 etc?
> I meant the full screen terminal with Ctrl-Alt-F1,
> I have been searching online but I think I am using
> the wrong keywords...
It's a kernel parameter, vga=<something>. There is a table of VESA modes
plus some additional info here:
You can also get a limited number of resolutions by appending vga=ask to
your kernel parameters. You can then choose from a number of options by
pressing enter when the kernel boots. This is best used if your kernel
doesn't boot framebuffer by itself. Mandrake, particularly, provides a
non-framebuffer kernel. if you run vga=ask with their normal kernel, it
resets the res.
you can also try the program resizecons, but i haven't been very
successful with that.
Be careful choosing anything too crazy, particularly on laptops.
This is a VESA-based framebuffer feature, so adding that to your search
might get you more info.
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