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Re: console screen

Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 11:01 AM, lee <lee@yun.yagibdah.de> wrote:
>> Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> writes:
>>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 5:26 AM, Bonno Bloksma <b.bloksma@tio.nl> wrote:
>>>> After upgrading to squeeze and Grub2 my old line:
>>>> # defoptions=vga=791
>>>> in the menu.lst file is no longer relevant and I am supposed to do something
>>> [...]
>>> For 1280x1024:
>>> GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024
>>> and
>>> (although AFAIR 791==1024x768)
>> ,----
>> | GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1200
>> `----
>> ... makes only the grub menu show up in 1920x1200, the console comes up
>> in 80x25.
>> Is this supposed to work like that?  Can I get full resolution on the
>> console?
> This has happened to me when I've chosen too high a resolution in my
> VirtualBox VMs (on OS X).

The X server uses 1920x1200 all the time, so the resolution shouldn't be
too high for the console.  I've tried to view the output of vbeinfo (or
how it's called).  It puts out a list too long to fit on the screen, and
there isn't any scrolling back or more or less available from the grub
command line.  Or is there?

BTW, what's the difference between video modes described as "packed" and
others?  Which ones are better?

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