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Re: Console Resolution with GRUB2

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Console Resolution with GRUB2
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:36:54 +0100
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On 05.02.2013 06:32, Chris Murphy wrote:

> On Feb 4, 2013, at 9:35 PM, "D.J.J. Ring, Jr." <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I thought I'd post here as my post is not exactly help, but that also will 
>> be welcome.
>> Prior to GRUB2 it was quite easy to change virtual console resolution.
>> There are some of us who still use console without  X windows.  One such 
>> group is older persons who cannot see at anything except 640x480 resolution.
> Well technically that's a terrible resolution for reading due to 
> pixelization. The better way to deal with this is setting a larger font size 
> for the higher resolution of the display. I can't even think of any laptop or 
> desktop LCD's with a native resolution of 640x480. So to force it to a lower, 
> and thus non-native resolution, makes the problem worse.

Agreed. To increase font size regenerate unicode.pf2 using grub-mkfont with 
appropriate -s option. E.g.
grub-mkfont -s 24 -o unicode.pf2 /usr/share/fonts/X11/mis/unifont.pcf.gz

Put resulting file in /boot/grub/unicode_24.pf2 and add
to /etc/default/grub

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Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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