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Re: [tlug] Text mode screen is too big

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'SVGATextMode' was included with RH6.2. Cant find it on 7.2 so it might
be something old. You can try passing 'vga=ask' as a kernel parameter
and try out the modes there, although they are not very pretty.

Framebuffer mode is really neat, although its still experimental and in
some cases dangerous. Read the files in Documentation/fb/ under the
kernel source tree. With this, you can enable modes upto 1280x1024, at 
16M colors.

After doing 'make menuconfig', enable 'Code maturity level options' and
go to 'Console drivers' ---> 'Frame-buffer support'. 'Vesa VGA' will do
for most chipsets. Use the others if you can.

- -- 
A. Sajjad Zaidi
System Administrator
Technology & Operations Div.
Digital Garage Inc.

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.

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