Re: Mistakes & Lies F15
- From: Lars Eighner <topper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 11:53:02 -0500 (CDT)
On Sat, 20 Aug 2011, Craig White wrote:
On Sat, 2011-08-20 at 02:56 -0500, Lars Eighner wrote:
4) resizeconsole promises to adjust the console, but complains it does not----
have the proper 'videomode' file for 80x25. There is no hint of where
the acceptable 'videomode' files might be. Using the -lines switch, it
will reduce the number of lines to 25, but won't change the columns and
won't get out of the hidious teeny tiny default console font. It just writes
the first 25 lines to each screen at the same height, leaving half the
5) attempting to set vga=<anything> in grub leads to a blank screen and an
Perhaps you have some setup that defeats automatic detection of the
are you following this?
This seems to be about graphics modes, not text modes.
you might need to convert those to decimal, sort of as conveyed here...
but in general, you should just let the software detect as this tends to
be a bit heavy handed.
I'm not sure what this has to do with Fedora though. This is probably
going to happen with any recent version of xorg/linux.
I'm asking about setting text modes in a virtual console (aka virtual
terminal) - not about running a terminal in xorg. Xorg is not an operating
system -- it has nothing to do with what I am trying to do. I want to run
command line applications at the command line, not in an Xterm. I want to be
in text mode: 80 columns, 25 lines, 16 color, using a VGA font -- I don't
want something drawing a picture sort of like that in graphics mode.
Vesa is for sort of drawing a picture of what it thinks text mode might look
like -- if text mode was tiny, illegible, and all et up with unicode. Vesa
is not VGA. There has never been a graphics font that can put 4000
characters (80x25) on a screen legibly, which is what VGA can do.
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