Re: lilo vga=ask??

Paul Gortmaker (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 21:17:28 +1000 (EST)

> For the first time since loading linux I actually have a need for my screen
> to be bigger than 80x25.. so... I tried specifying vga=ask on the boot
> line... it did nothing different... so I changes vga to ask in my
> lilo.conf... and.. nothing different...
> Is there some sort of magical incantation to make this happen?

Yes and no. With newer kernels, the vga= support is only included
when you ask for it in the make config process. If you said no to that
then your argument (supplied at boot or through lilo) will do nothing.

I believe this is mentioned in the BootPrompt-Howto, but I haven't
bothered to check as the author is an idiot and hasn't a clue. ;-)