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Re: How to change console font?

On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 06:08:59AM EST, Robert Latest wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 2:42 AM, Chris Jones <cjns1989@gmail.com> wrote:
> > This should get you up to speed re: the fb console:
> >
> >  http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Framebuffer-HOWTO.html
> I had already looked at that document up to the point where it says:
> "Reboot the kernel, and as a simple test, try entering 0301 at the VGA
> prompt (this will give you 640x480 @ 256), and you should be able to
> see a cute little Penguin logo."
> This didn't work (I got an error message saying that this mode was
> unavailable). I just rechecked the HOWTO and saw that there are many
> more possible modes, and they are all of the (hexadecimal) form 0x###,
> not (octal) 0###, maybe that's why it didn't work. Maybe omitting the
> 'x' is a mis-print in the HOWTO, or maybe it's just the 0301 mode that
> doesn't work on my card.

0x301 would be (256*3) + 1 = 769 decimal.

As to some modes not being available with the generic vga driver, they
may be available with the driver that's specific to your video card.


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