[CentOS] How to? Set boot up display resolution

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Sep 11 19:01:06 EDT 2012

On 09/11/2012 03:44 PM, James B. Byrne wrote:
> So, I located the Kernel source documents or something approximating
> same:
> http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/svga.txt
> >From this I gather that I probably have to reboot the system to
> discover what mode to use.  Is there another way of getting this info
> once the system is started?
> http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt
> >From this I read:
> Advantages:
>  * It provides a nice large console (128 cols + 48 lines with 1024x768)
>    without using tiny, unreadable fonts.
> Now, I would really like to get back to an 80x24/26 cli console
> display, preferably centered on the new monitor.  Is this possible?  I
> would also like the font to be a bit larger, how is this done?
> Is it true, as I have been told, that one can no longer purchase a
> 'standard' form factor flat panel monitor?  That they only make
> widescreens now? Really???


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