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Re: [tlug] Text mode screen is too big

On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 03:13:46PM +0900, simon colston wrote:
> Sorry to butt in with a slightly different question but I think we're barking up the same tree.
> Does anyone know anything more about this?
> On Thu, 28 Mar 2002 12:48:33 +0900
> "A.Sajjad Zaidi" <> wrote:
> > 
> > By 'half screen or smaller' do you mean at a higher resolution?
> I'd like to change my terminal (without X) to run at a higher resolution.  Currently it's 80x25 characters.  I'd like to change it to 132 columns if possible.
> > 
> > You can get this with either the SVGA text modes or the framebuffer mode if
> > your video card and kernel support it. They are both usually set from
> > the boot loader so check when /boot/grub.conf was last changed.
> > 
> > You can also change the former with 'SVGATextMode' and the frame buffer
> > settings with 'fbset'.
> Is SVGATextMode a program?  I don't seem to be able to find it on my machine.

You probably need to enable support in the kernel first, and then you can
then either be prompt at a boot for prefered resolution via boot loader
options. I have only done this with a matrox card however, and not recently
so there may be something I am overlooking.


"Take away them collisions and the common channel and it's like Christianity 
 without Christ." -Jim Breen (speaking about "full-duplex" Ethernet)

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