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  1. #1

    howto force resolution at boot?


    i use a kvm, and sometimes when i boot my machine the kvm will be switched to another machine. if i don't switch it over to my ubuntu box during boot i can only get 640x480 rather than 1280x1024. i need a way to force the proper res every time as the 'make default' option doesn't work in the preferences settings.


  2. #2
    Try with appending
    to the grub entry.
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  3. #3
    thanks for replying, but sorry i'm a noob. how do i do that? i had a quick look around but couldn't see how

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  5. #4
    edit your
    file as root
    go to near the bottom, and on the line that looks like
    kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.16-1-k7 root=/dev/hda1 ro
    add vga=1280x1024 so it looks like
    kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.16-1-k7 root=/dev/hda1 ro vga=1280x1024
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  6. #5
    thanks for the reply. i tried it but it didn't work. any more ideas?

  7. #6
    Are you sure you edited the correct entry? I have many grub entries. Try adding vga=1280x1024 to every line that begins with 'kernel'.

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