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Re: grub2 screen resolution

On 04/04/12 20:37, Bonno Bloksma wrote:
> Hi,
> When I install a Squeeze machine, or when I update a Lenny machine
> to Squeeze, the first thing I do is to change the screen resolution
> so I can get some more tekst on the console when I need it. Of course
> most of the time I use ssh (or PuTTY) to go to a server and I can
> choose the screen size om my desktop but when there is a problem and
> I need to be at the console it is nice if there can be more then 80
> chars on a line and 25 lines on a screen. :-(
> I do not understand the defaults build into Grub2. For instace the 
> default resolution, it is at 640x480. Which machine running Linux 
> cannot at least use 800x600? Or is Grub2 made with hendhelds as a 
> target environment as well?

Yes - especially those squint-o-vision "widescreen" ratio netbooks.

> The second thing I don not understand it why Grub2 will not keep the 
> screen resolution after the menu has gone. Why does it by default 
> ALWAYS go back to 640x480 even when the menu is shown at a higher 
> resolution? I can understand there being a option NOT to keep the 
> menu resolution if that may be nedded but by default it should keep 
> the same resolution.
> Right now I have to add a line GRUB_GFXMODE=800x600 to the 
> /etc/default/grub file each time.

Modify it then:-

> That part I kan still understand, eventhough I think that should be
> the default resolution. But I also have to change the
> /etc/grub.d/00_header script each time by adding the line set
> gfxpayload=keep at the proper place.
> Is this a bug in the Grub2 system that will be resolved or does this 
> need users to "bug" the Grub developers to change this? If the 
> latter, how and where to I (and others) tell them that?

You might want to read /etc/default/grub first... (first line)

> Bonno Bloksma

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