Re: default framebuffer

From: Ken Moffat
Date: Mon Apr 16 2012 - 19:24:53 EST

On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 10:04:43AM -0400, Nick Bowler wrote:
> Hi Russell,
> On 2012-04-15 21:37 -0700, Russell Whitaker wrote:
> >
> > 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,

Alternatively, add video=something to the commandline in your
bootloader. I've got a 1600x1200 screen. On some machines I use my
12x22 font, on the others I use my 8x16 font with video=1024x768 ¹
Oh, and on my netbook I use the 12x22 for something like 95x30. But
I also guess that exactly 80x25 is not necessarily critical,
provided the characters are legible.

I've no idea which video= values work, and I'm using a lot more
than 80x25, but perhaps video=800x600 or video=640x480 (assuming, of
course, that you have a 4:3 screen and not the now-common 16:10)
with a small font will be in the right area.

¹ LatGrkCyr - they are in kbd as of 1.15.3, but there's no telling
whether you will like it - people using a light background almost
certainly will hate it.

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