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Re: Suspend to disk partition on ThinkPad T20


An alternative to using framebuffer to improve your fonts and console
apperance maybe to try the svgatextmode package.

Have a look at the package description using the command:

apt-cache show svgatextmode

I use it myself due to the stange size of the screen on my Sony
picturebook. If I don't, then only part of the screen gets utilised in
console mode.

You can choose the fonts etc by tweaking the config file /etc/TextConfig


> >( this one is slightly OT, I know, but T20 has very ugly looking fonts
> >on regular console )
> >- how to compile in the vesa framebuffer support in recent 2.4.x kernels
> >? The code is definitely in, but I could not find the option when
> >running 'make menuconfig' to turn it on ...
> >
> what you need is the "Change VGA mode" setting enabled.  This then
> allows you to find a nice text console font.  There are plenty to choose
> from.  The best way to work out which one is the best is to add to your
> lilo.conf file "vga=ask".  On boot up (with the newly compiled vga mode
> option kernel) you will be given a prompt that will allow you to select
> a range of console modes.  Its trial and error from here.  Once you have
> found one you like re-edit you lilo.conf file to say instead of
> "vga=ask" to "vga=id" where 'id' is the number of the console font you
> like.
> I hope this helps
> Alex

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