Re: Console 80x50 SVGA

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Sun Nov 07 2004 - 06:00:31 EST

On Sat, 6 Nov 2004, Camilo A. Reyes wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 06, 2004 at 08:12:45AM +0100, Jurriaan wrote:
> > > Just a question about displaying the console in 80x50 lines instead of 80x30. I have enabled frame buffer but as of now its doing only 80x30.
> >
> > The combination of resolution and font you use allows you to get 80x30.
> >
> > Try google, or read more in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb/
> >
> > Good luck,
> > Jurriaan
> > --
> > "You so much as flutter in his direction again," growled Fisher, "and
> > they'll be using what's left of you for a pipe cleaner."
> > The faerie winced. "Do you think you could be a little less premenstrual
> > about this, darling?"
> > Simon R Green - Beyond the Blue Moon
> > Debian (Unstable) GNU/Linux 2.6.9-mm1 2x6078 bogomips load 0.40
> True, but one of the issues I have is when I choose 8x8 built in character
> fonts it comes up 80x50 at the begining of the bootup process, (with a
> nice penguin logo too :-D) but then as the system begins to run its services
> and mounting its drives it switches back to good old 80x30. :-(

Hence one of the startup scripts loads the 8x16 font again...



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