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Re: Using entire screen on laptop

> On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 12:53 +0200, Jimmy B wrote:
> > Hi list!
> > I recently installed debian sarge on my laptop, and I just realized that 
> > the output does not fill my screen completly. It is kind of lika box in 
> > the middle with lots of space around the edges left black.
> > 
> > Anyone knows what I can do to make more efficient use of my screen? 
> > Also, how could I change the resolution?
> > 
> > Oh btw, I am not using X.
> > 
> > /Jim


Ok this is a bit late but I've just managed to get full screen with X
and now I'm starting to look at the same for text mode.

I remember reading somewhere that the following option:

or	CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y

should be set to 'n' otherwise any vga=xxx will not last and the kernel
will be set to it's default.

This is untested (by me) but is certainly worth playing around with.

Oh, the kernel I got those options from: config-2.4.18-bf2.4

I would be trying it myself, but and I think its a big but

I have a 133Mhz laptop with 49M RAM and a HD with 148M free and that's 
without any kernel-source package which I don't think is good enough.

Can anyone confirm any of the affirmations.


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