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Hi, I'm trying to change the font and resolution of the TTY(0-6) consoles. Can anybody help me out on this? TIA Indro...
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- 03-08-2007 #1
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- Mar 2007
Howto change TTY Fonts ?
I'm trying to change the font and resolution of the TTY(0-6) consoles. Can anybody help me out on this?
- 03-08-2007 #2
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- Dec 2006
you need to compile your kernel with frame buffer enabled (if it isn't already). You can then select the resolution to use at boot time by passing an arguement to the kernel. Here's my /etc/lilo.conf if it's any use to you:
# LILO configuration file # generated by 'liloconfig' # # Start LILO global section lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS root = /dev/hdb2 message = /boot/boot_message.txt prompt timeout = 1200 # Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table: change-rules reset # 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 # End LILO global section # Linux bootable partition config begins image = /boot/vmlinuz label = Linux read-only # Linux bootable partition config ends
- 03-17-2007 #3
If you're not using Lilo, have a look at my 'kernel' line for grub in Ubuntu:Code:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-386 **extra stuff omitted** ro vga=0x0362
Regardless of your bootloader, for the actual mode to use, I found mine out using a piece of software known as 'hwinfo'.Code:
entity@domina:~$ sudo hwinfo --framebuffer | grep Mode Model: "Intel(r)915GM/910ML/915MS Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS Intel(r)915GM/910ML/915MS Graphics Controller" Mode 0x0360: 1280x800 (+1280), 8 bits Mode 0x0361: 1280x800 (+2560), 16 bits Mode 0x0362: 1280x800 (+5120), 24 bits Mode 0x0305: 1024x768 (+1024), 8 bits Mode 0x0317: 1024x768 (+2048), 16 bits Mode 0x0318: 1024x768 (+4096), 24 bits Mode 0x0312: 640x480 (+2560), 24 bits Mode 0x0314: 800x600 (+1600), 16 bits Mode 0x0315: 800x600 (+3200), 24 bits Mode 0x0301: 640x480 (+640), 8 bits Mode 0x0303: 800x600 (+832), 8 bits Mode 0x0311: 640x480 (+1280), 16 bits
- 03-19-2007 #4
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- Jan 2007
Hi, I am trying to do the same thing. I changed my lilo.conf file to set the proper resolution, and now it switches to that soon after beginning to boot; but then it switches back to default while booting, as the following lines scroll by:
starting portmap daemon...
setting console screens and fonts