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Re: Display Resolution Problem

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Jack Lauman <jlauman nwcascades com> wrote:
> I have a Compaq Presario 2500 (Model No: 2525US)
> When booting into run level 3 (command line) on Fedora 9 the video occupies
> less than 2/3 of the total screen. Using startx to launch xwindows works
> fine and uses the full screen.
> Is there a way to control the screen size in run level 3?
> Thanks,
> Jack

Default runlevel 3 console screen is 80x25 characters.  If you have
lines of text 132 characters wide then you are at the maximum
supported, 132x40 characters.

Here is a table of values courtesy of LinuxQuestions.org,

  VGA Resolution Codes for GRUB & Lilo
--- Depth --
Colors  bits  640x480  800×600  1024×768  1152×864  1280×1024  1600×1200
   256    8   vga=769  vga=771   vga=773   vga=353   vga=775    vga=796
 32000    ?   vga=784  vga=787   vga=790   vga= ?    vga=793    vga= ?
 65000   16   vga=785  vga=788   vga=791   vga=355   vga=794    vga=798
 16.7M   24   vga=786  vga=789   vga=792   vga=795   vga=799

Try appending one of the settings ("vga=value") to kernel line in grub
to optimize viewing the screen.

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