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Using the boot vga option (was Re: Building a 2.6.6 kernel)



On 05.25 14:10, Chris Stone wrote:
> On Tue, 25 May 2004 13:23:49 -0700, Geoffrey Leach <geoff direcway com> wrote:
> >       You should also replace "rhgb quiet" with vga=all.  This will allow you
> >       to select console properties maximize the amount of infromation you can
> >       see.  I use vga=780 which gets me 60 linex x 132 characters.
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I have already compiled a 2.5.5 kernel and installed nVidia drivers
> for FC2 (works great).  But I would like to have the 132x60 output on
> my console during boot.  My question is should I have vga=all in my
> grub.conf, or vga=780?  I am a little bit confused by your
> instructions here.  Do the console properties show up on the grub boot
> screen?  What other properties can you set?

If you say vga=all the boot will pause and give you some options.  vga=780
will charge ahead with 132x60 -- on my system, at least.  YMMV.  See 
svga.txt in kernel docs for all of the details.




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