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Re: Large font when booting into linux when using NVIDIA card

Daniel Foote wrote:
>> Ever since I have built my first x86 box (AMD64) I have not been able
>> to get my initial font size down from the about 1" size.  I have
>> included in my grub the following line
>> ..root=/dev/hda1 ro video=nvidiafb:vmode:22 quiet splash
>> Using 'video=nvidiafb:vmode:22' does not make a difference with the
>> video.  I would love to use the TTYs more but with such large text on
>> the terminal it becomes very annoying.
> I've just been using vga=795 on the grub command line. That jumps the
> display into 1280x1024 mode, and fits as much text as possible. A bit
> of googling will find you other values that you might be able to use.
> See if that solves the problem for you.
> Have fun...
> Daniel Foote.

Thank you for the input.  I would not have figured to use vga=.  I did a google for a vga of 1600x1200 but the system hung and after a while went through the startup.  Using vga=795 works just fine and I can actually work on the ttys.

-Thanks for your input


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