Re: Setting text mode in the console
Anybody know whether and how I can set text modes in the console? I'm
running woody, on a Pentium 200 with ATI Mach 64 chipset. I've
installed svgalib, svgatextmode and fbset but I can't see how to change
my text mode from 80x25.
I've put vga=ask in the boot script (or whatever you call it) which
gives me available modes - which I can select during the boot process
and which work momentarily, but then linux continues to load and resets
the mode back to 80x25.
Why do I want to do this? I'm running prboom and quakeforge (nq-sdl) in
textmode, and I want higher resolution...
But you installed SvgaTextMode! It has the ATI Mach64 chipset. So play
with the /etc/TextConfig file. The command is "stm".
I prefer SvgaTextMode to framebuffers, but sadly it is no longer
supported, meaning the newer cards go unsupported.
Especially with Backstreet Ruby stm does very well.
I have posted my TextConfig file here:
As you can see I have set "chipset RIVA128"
and use B124x48 as the mode.
So try "chipset ATIMACH64"
You'll like it...