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Re: Console Resolution with GRUB2

From: Bruce Dubbs
Subject: Re: Console Resolution with GRUB2
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:19:14 -0600
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D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
Hello Peter and the rest of the group.

I appreciate Peter's efforts to help.

However, nothing so far works as needed.

With the old grub users who needed larger size characters simply added a
vga= line to the boot code.  It was simple.

Now it seems to be very complex.

In fact all the answers I can find on the various newsgroups no longer
work.  Also there is no one answer, but many answers, and then there are
comments like "this no longer works".
Would someone make it so that users can make large fonts in the console?
There are those of us who are nearly blind but still like to see the
characters on the screen.  We are comfortable using 640 x 480 configuration.

Completely blind people of course have no need to change the font size.  I
understand and have changed the font size in the grub menu, but unless I
can keep that resolution in the console, it is not what I want and need.

If I could keep that character size in console while running the screen at
high resolution it would be perfect.

However, the problem still remains:  It is very difficult to do for a new
user who wishes to use a console only system as many blind users wish to.

I am disappointed that I cannot find an answer to this question, if there
is a better place to ask, I would be most happy to know of it, and I will
ask there.

I don't know what others may say, but I just use a custom grub.cfg file. Avoid the scripts in /etc/grub.d. After all the only thing really needed in grub.cfg is:

### grub.cfg
set default=0
set timeout=5

insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,1)

menuentry "entry1" {}
menuentry "entry2" {}

etc.  Adjust values to need.

Using this simple configuration, grub never changes the screen resolution. Any other changes are OS specific.

  -- Bruce

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