Re: default framebuffer

From: Nick Bowler
Date: Mon Apr 16 2012 - 10:04:42 EST

Hi Russell,

On 2012-04-15 21:37 -0700, Russell Whitaker wrote:
> Trying out kernel 3.2.13
> When it boots, it starts out with 80x25 screen.
> Then the framebuffer kicks in and I get a 60 line screen.
> My eye-sight is not so good anymore, so I need a magnifing glass to read
> that small print.
> What should I do to keep the screen at 80x25?

Load a bigger console font. For example, the Terminus font package includes some nice console fonts
in a variety of sizes. Try

setfont ter-132b

to start. Your distribution probably provides a convenient way to set
the console font at boot.

Hope that helps,
Nick Bowler, Elliptic Technologies (

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