Re: Large font when booting into linux when using NVIDIA card
From: Adam D <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 06:14:31PM -0700
> 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.
from my menu.lst:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2618rc4mm2 root=/dev/md2 video=nvidiafb:1600x1200-32@85
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2618rc4mm2 root=/dev/md2 video=nvidiafb:1920x1440-32@85
There's no need to search for modes - just define what resolution you
want, what depth (32 bits) and what refresh rate.
By the way, even if you have a very large screen, a line length of about
72 characters is recommended, instead of your very long lines.
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