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Re: Console Resolution with GRUB2

From: Chris Murphy
Subject: Re: Console Resolution with GRUB2
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:25:26 -0700

On Feb 28, 2013, at 4:44 PM, "D.J.J. Ring, Jr." <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello Bruce,
> The "problem" with this is that grub.cfg says "Do Not Edit this File".
> Why cannot grub2 have an easy way to change console resolution?
> When I open console programs, the display is tiny.  Also console programs 
> with ncurses graphics are tiny.  These would be full screen if I could make 
> console mode 640x480.

This sounds familiar. I can't remember if it's in help or devel, but changing 
the console resolution is the wrong way to fix this because invariably that 
makes LCDs (and most any non-CRT display technology) look like crap because in 
fact you can't change their resolution like you could with a CRT. Maybe the 
simplest thing to do is replace the default fonts, with rebuilt larger ones. 
There is a grub font utility, I'm spacing the name of it at the moment.

If you need a simpler boot loader, with a simpler scripting language, check out 
extlinux. But I'm not sure if it supports variable font sizes.

Chris Murphy

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