Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] What to set in kernel for hi-res console terminal
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:48:08
Message-Id: 6886350.jxTda5oNCn@dell_xps
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] What to set in kernel for hi-res console terminal by Mick
On Monday 17 Jul 2017 00:06:53 Mick wrote:
> On Sunday 16 Jul 2017 17:46:11 R0b0t1 wrote: > > On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 3:18 PM, Harry Putnam <reader@×××××××.com> wrote: > > > I'm starting a new vbox install of gentoo using the minimal ISO from > > > 07/13 > > > > > > When it gets to the kernel setup... I cannot figure out what to set > > > to make my console terminal high resolution. Something along the line > > > of 1600x1200. > > > > > > I understand this can all be done in the kernel now. But cannot > > > really get a good fix googling on what is needed there. > > > > I was unable to figure this out either - can you comment on whether or > > not Mick's suggestions work for you? The documentation I followed > > about a year ago didn't seem to work. > > > > I assume your goal is to have VTs that look like they do on Ubuntu, etc? > > Found it! Have a look at your kernel documentation, which refers to the VGA > options: > > /usr/src/linux/Documentation/svga.txt > > I couldn't find anything about changing the display mode with modesetting > though.
Something else to play with if you are booting with GRUB. Drop to the GRUB command line and run: vbeinfo I assume these will be used for booting too, not just the GRUB menu, but I am not sure. -- Regards, Mick

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