Re: Can't set resolution for console
On Wednesday 19 January 2005 15:42, email@example.com wrote:
> There were similar posts not so long ago.
> In my opinion, if someone asks you :
> # Console display driver support
> You'd better say no to CONFIG_FONT_8x16 !
> 8x8 makes you sure you get 50 lines instead of 25.
> And now here is my former post - never got any answer, though, but I know
> it worked for me :)
> > > I want a higher console resolution, therefore I use vga=6 as a
> > kerneloption.
> > > During system boot the resolution is set to the higher mode and then,
> > > just before the system is sone boting, the console resolution switches
> > > back to the default.
> > Actually what happens is that the default console settings are taking
> > over. I just sorted out this issue not so long ago thanks to this link:
> > http://www.dsl.org/cookbook/cookbook_20.html#SEC318
> > This is where you can learn how to try the different fonts available for
> > the console.
> > Then if you want to change the console configuration it is all in
> > /etc/console-tools/config
> > The config file is self documented, even if I haven't found out the
> > hidden meaning of SCREEN_FONT and APP_CHARSET. My file looks like this:
> > <code>
> > BLANK_TIME=30
> > BLANK_DPMS=off
> > POWERDOWN_TIME=30
> > APP_CHARSET_MAP=lat9-08
> > SCREEN_FONT=lat9-08
> > </code>
> > Be careful with the choice of your font, cause it may sometimes lead to
> > funny characters in emacs or a n-curses based application (especially the
> > drawing of
> > the windows and stuff). It is my case and I believe this is linked to my
> > APP_CHARSET_MAP setting, which should be left to ISO-15 or sth.
> > Anyway, the most important is SCREEN_FONT. mine is 'lat9' (I'm French)
> > with a height of 8 instead of the usual 16. This is the way to obtain a
> > 80x50 resolution.
> > make sure you have the console-tools package installed with the whole
> > bunch of
> > fonts! they're supposed to be in /usr/share/consolefonts
> > my "lat9-08" stands for /usr/share/consolefonts/lat9-08.psf.gz, that's
> > the way
> > to adress the fonts in the config file.
> > Hope I answered your question.
> > Vince.
Thanks for the hints. Finally I managed to get it work. I found out that the
resolution changes back from greater to lower, because of the configuration
in /etc/console-tools/config which was something like SCREEN_FONT=...-sun16
and I changed it to iso01.f08.