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RE: Console Resolution with GRUB2

From: D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
Subject: RE: Console Resolution with GRUB2
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2013 01:20:15 -0500


Yes, I need grub to have an easy and consistant way to keep low resolution in the console just as grub-legacy allows.

grub-legacy allowed is to have 640x480 in console while having the X Desktop running at 1200 resolution at the same time.

We need grub to set console resolution, show the grub menu in that resolution, keep that resolution while the computer boots up, then when I type startx I have high resolution in X gui.  If I shell out of X gui with ctrl, alt, F2, I will see the log in prompt in low resolution.

All the console programs with ncurses and ASCII graphics come out so small if the console is in high resolution, often taking up only the top left quarter of the screen.

Bring back the feature that you dropped!


On Mar 1, 2013 11:07 PM, "Gerard Butler" <address@hidden> wrote:
A few things, you can lower the resolution of grub to make the console look bigger I guess, or you can use grub-mkfont to generate a larger font and set that as your grub font. From the sounds of it you're also having issue with the tty font which I googled and found that yjou could reconfigure the font size (I don't know what distro you're using, but there's stuff on Ask Ubuntu).

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